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# transparency - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Ireland failing to tackle corruption, claims report

Media plurality, a regulator for charities and transparency in how people are appointed to State bodies all issues highlighted by Transparency International Ireland.

# transparency - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Column: Politicians have no place in deciding who gets freed from prison

Our early release system badly needs an overhaul, writes Liam Herrick of the Irish Penal Reform Trust.

# transparency - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Column: A new way to ask TDs questions – and get a direct answer

Launching this week, the DáilWatch project will allow Irish citizens to communicate directly with politicians, explains Sarah O’Neill.

# transparency - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Information Commissioner welcomes Freedom of Information reform

However Emily O’Reilly said “the devil will be in the detail” when the new legislation is published.

# transparency - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Banks could be subject to Freedom of Information requests under new regime

New Freedom of Information laws may see non-public bodies which get public support – like banks – subject to requests.

# transparency - Friday 6 July, 2012

Friday Dáil sees bipartisanship as Govt supports FOI legislation

The Fianna Fáil-proposed legislation would see the Central Bank, NAMA and the Gardaí brought under the scope of the Freedom of Information Act.

# transparency - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Non-profit transparency database to close due to lack of funding

The database collected information and funding, salaries and spending in non-profits and charities.

# transparency - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Website needed for disclosure of lobbyists' meetings with policy makers

Transparency International Ireland has reacted to a report in today’s Irish Times outlining proposed laws that will force lobbyists to disclose their contacts with politicians and senior civil servants.

# transparency - Monday 18 June, 2012

Google reports 'alarming' surge in content-removal requests by governments

The company’s latest Transparency Report reveals requests from authorities in France, Germany the UK and US – but none in Ireland.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# transparency - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Column: Corruption has played a starring role in Ireland's economic crisis

The countries suffering the most from the economic turmoil in Europe all have major problems with corruption, writes Nuala Haughey.

# transparency - Thursday 31 May, 2012

Ombudsman still waiting for NAMA, Gardaí and Central Bank to be brought into FOI Act

Emily O’Reilly wants more public bodies to be brought within the scope of the Freedom of Information Act.

# transparency - Saturday 26 May, 2012

Taoiseach ‘will consider’ streaming meetings of IFSC management group

Enda Kenny will consider proposals from a Labour backbencher to bring transparency to the group overseeing the IFSC.

# transparency - Friday 27 April, 2012

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Change to TDs’ expenses reduces chance of similar phone expenses exposé

Reform of the Oireachtas expenses rules in March 2010 means reportage on fraudulent mobile phone expenses can’t be repeated.

# transparency - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Real sale prices of houses to be published - Shatter

The Minister for Justice has announced a new property regulatory body which will provide more transparency to the property market.

# transparency - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

FG backbencher preparing 'tax transparency' bill to show where money goes

Eoghan Murphy wants to follow the lead of the UK, where each taxpayer is being given a breakdown of their tax spending.

# transparency - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Chairman opposes making NAMA subject to Freedom of Information laws

Frank Daly tells an Oireachtas committee that requiring full transparency would compromise NAMA’s commercial objectives.

# transparency - Saturday 25 February, 2012

The Secret Service, centenarian bounty and cherished numbers: more on Howlin's report cards

Some of the more interesting items found in Brendan Howlin’s financial report cards.

# transparency - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Column: Why should our government have the right to hide from its citizens?

Our leaders are spending our money in our names, writes Aaron McKenna – so why won’t they let us know how?

# transparency - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Column: Pity Kevin Cardiff – he never signed up for public scrutiny

Cardiff’s humiliation at the EU was a rare example of political transparency – something our civil servants are far from familiar with, writes Aaron McKenna.

# transparency - Friday 11 November, 2011

Column: Politicians dressing up as pirates? It might just work…

Ireland might be getting a new president, but our political system still has deep flaws. A group of German ‘pirates’ could be showing us the way, writes Fergal Browne.

# transparency - Thursday 15 September, 2011

Pivotal ruling may subject Nama to information requests

The highly secretive National Assets Management Agency may be laid open to information inquiries following a landmark ruling by the Information Commissioner – which could also potentially impact companies like Anglo Irish Bank.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: ESB workers to vote on strike action, is Norris preparing for one last tilt at the Áras? And Ireland’s newest blogger – you’ve probably heard of him…

# transparency - Thursday 30 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday

A round-up of the day’s big, news as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Irish authorities asked Google to remove mystery content

Google launches its transparency report to highlight government removal requests: guess which country submitted most removal requests?