The Terry Prone & Frances Fitzgerald e-mails: €55,000 paid out for consultancy services over three years

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. Continue reading “The Terry Prone & Frances Fitzgerald e-mails: €55,000 paid out for consultancy services over three years”

HSE provided Scally Report with 'extremely cumbersome' scanned copies of records

A graphic from the Scally Report[/caption]

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”.

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#FacebookFiles: After the Scandals and Inside the Irish Government Meetings

Credit www.thoughtcatalog.com[/caption] Right to Know has obtained documents under FOI allowing a unique insight into the Irish government’s increasingly strained relationship with Facebook after a number of scandals rocked the tech giant this year. Continue reading “#FacebookFiles: After the Scandals and Inside the Irish Government Meetings”

Minister for Climate 'does not accept' Ireland's low EU ranking but admits 'disappointment' in recent projections

The front page of Climate Action Network’s ‘Off-Target’ report…[/caption] The Minister responsible for climate action responded defiantly to a report claiming Ireland was the second worst in Europe on fighting climate change but admits he is ‘disappointed’ in recent projections. Continue reading “Minister for Climate 'does not accept' Ireland's low EU ranking but admits 'disappointment' in recent projections”

Politicians and their staff seek support for dealing with abuse from the public

First sitting Day of the 32nd Dail in Leinster House. Pic Maxwell’s[/caption] Increased pay to attract “high calibre” TDs and Senators, a room to gather and have “space”, and a confidential support service for politicians suffering abuse from the public are just some of the suggestions made in a survey of senior politicians in Leinster House. Continue reading “Politicians and their staff seek support for dealing with abuse from the public”

'Increased demand' for Garda-operated CCTV nationally, claims Policing Authority

The national policing authority has claimed there is an ‘increasing demand nationally’ for more Gardai operated CCTV, with the latest policy document listing traffic management, VIP visits and protest marches amongst the reasons for ‘legitimate use’. Continue reading “'Increased demand' for Garda-operated CCTV nationally, claims Policing Authority”