THE Information Commissioner threatened to use his legal powers to force the Department of Justice to have searches carried out on private emails between former minister Frances Fitzgerald and PR advisor Terry Prone. The request was made as part of the handling of a Right to Know request for correspondence between Ms Fitzgerald and Ms… Read More »
THE Department of Education believed there were “apparent inconsistencies” and “mixed messages” from the latest set of university rankings which saw Irish third level institutions fall yet again in league tables.
THE constituency of Minister Michael Ring got almost one eighth of the national pot of money from a recreation scheme funded by his Department. Mayo received €216,000, over €26,000 more than the next highest allocation given to a county under the scheme according to departmental records. Altogether, €1.82 million was given out in the first… Read More »
Records released by the Department of Justice show PR expert Terry Prone and her company the Communications Clinic were paid €55,000 for advice on speech writing and strategy by former justice minister Frances Fitzgerald.
Members of An Gardai Siochana were injured in assaults 943 times in the past three years with injuries ranging from bites, fractures, dislocation, open wounds and internal head injuries.
The Managing Director of TV3 wrote a letter to RTE in April claiming that the national broadcaster was engaging in ‘de facto censorship of TV3’ by excluding references to the channel and its talent.
THE cervical cancer review was still having major problems getting access to records even after the health minister described HSE handing over material that could not be searched as “absolutely pathetic”.
Irish Water’s National Draught Plan from 2016 recommended focusing communications on ‘using drought situations’ to promote controversial policies like water metering, while no mention of climate change awareness was made.
The Information Commissioner has uncovered 68 documents the Department of Justice previously claimed did not exist when requested under FOI.
EVEN the smallest changes in Ireland’s system of direct provision had the potential to “sink the asylum system” in Ireland, a Department of Justice briefing warned.