After being found guilty of 10 counts of providing unlawful financial assistance to ten developers, former Anglo Irish Bank executives Pat Whelan and Willie McAteer will return for sentencing on 28 April.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has rejected claims by EU justice commissioner Vivian Reding that it threatened the independence of the Irish judiciary in seeking to place a regulator for the profession under the aegis of the Department of Justice.
A Freedom of Information request to the Department of Finance for all documents held by it created since July 2013 and concerned with the Government’s decision not to seek a precautionary credit line when exiting the troika bailout, was responded to with a blanket No.
Nowadays, newly established State bodies soon become soakage pits for an army of consultants, as is clearly shown by the €50 million spent by Irish Water last year – before the new utility was even set up by legislation.
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