The banking inquiry is set to examine whether the salaries and bonuses paid to bankers during the boom influenced their lending decisions.
Former Health Minister Dr James Reilly was the only Dublin TD in the “Top 50” TDs who phoned the HSE’s medical card unit over 90 times in the past six months.
Environment Minister Alan Kelly has overturned a council plan which would have effectively banned the building of any new wind farms in Roscommon.
HSE bombarded by pleas from ministers and TDs in last six months. Reilly sought to influence officials while implementing card squeeze.
TD's reunion with long-lost sister spurs huge response
Around 1,400 elderly people on means-tested pensions are under investigation for having €100,000 or more in their bank accounts.
Prison officials have prevented ''very serious crimes by helping GardaI to listen to inmates' conversations on their illegal mobile phones.
The banking inquiry has ordered officials to cut a projected €1.6 million bill for refurbishing rooms and upgrading computer systems before public hearings begin.
There were plenty of handshakes and smiles when the new Ministers of State walked into the Dáil chamber today. But there were also colleagues who could barely conceal their disappointment.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has axed four Ministers of State as part of his overhaul of the government before the forthcoming general election.