Today Right to Know won its case against An Taoiseach in relation to access to records of Cabinet discussions. The unapproved judgment is here and is subject to correction:
Given the publicity surrounding the National Broadband Plan in recent days it’s worth returning to the original National Broadband Plan from the early 00s – the Metropolitan Area Networks. These were fibre rings built at significant cost to the EU and the State around dozens of rural towns in Ireland. When it came to awarding… Read More »
These are the recently published annual accounts of the Oireachtas. For the record.
Below is the full FOI release in relation to Ken’s story in TheJournal. CONCERNS WERE RAISED in the Department of Social Protection over calling people “cheats” as part of the controversial advertising campaign on social welfare launched by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar while he was Minister for Social Protection. The ‘Welfare Cheats Cheat Us All’ campaign… Read More »
Below are copies of briefing notes prepared for Secretary General of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Robert Watt ahead of his appearance at Committee on Budgetary Oversight in early April 2017. The documents contain summary information of Government expenditure.
Some years ago we sought the following audit reports from An Garda Siochana: Audit report NBCI & Appendix Control Failures NBCI Expenditure Review 2013 Vehicle Maintenance Contract Audit Report Mayo & Appendix Control Failures Mayo Review Audit report Mayo Audit of Procurement Audit Regional Offices & Appendix Control Failures Audit Report FCPO Review of CCTV… Read More »
Below is the judgment delivered today in MCENR vs Information Commissioner (with eNet and Gavin Sheridan as notice parties). Some time ago we sought the contract between the Department of Communications and eNet, in relation to the managing and promotion of the Metropolitan Area Networks built around the country. The department refused our request, so… Read More »
For the record:
For the record, here is the Clarion audit on QQI, as reported recently by the Sunday Times: A quango that regulates further and higher education qualifications has an organisational structure that is “not fit for purpose”, abnormal levels of conflict and distrust among staff, and a management team that is lacking in expertise, an audit… Read More »