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    Quote Originally Posted by PaddyJoe View Post
    Ah there it is. I take it she was one of Enda's appointments to the upper house that he promised to abolish. She's not exactly a good example for advocating the keeping the Seanaid.

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    haha

    http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland...es-225589.html

    A serving county councillor who had headed a Joint Policing Committee was yesterday convicted of a drink driving charge.

    Fine Gael’s Michael Hegarty tried to avoid a Garda checkpoint and drove into a church yard, where he jumped over a wall and hid in bushes, before later emerging.


    He contested the case on the grounds of being improperly deprived of his liberty, as he was arrested prior to being breathalysed.

    His solicitor, Brian O’Callaghan, also stated that Hegarty should not have been arrested on private property and that his constitutional rights had been violated.

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    Looks like this case got settled sharpish before Charlie had to turn up for court.
    A WOMAN who sued her former solicitor - now government TD Charles Flanagan - for alleged professional negligence has settled her High Court action.
    Mary Rigney Murray brought the case over the 2003 handling by Mr Flanagan and his firm Bolger White Egan & Flanagan Solicitors of an action against her employers, the HSE. In her claim for negligence and breach of contract she alleged her legal representatives failed to prosecute her claim within the required time limits and allowed it to become statue barred. She also alleged Mr Flanagan, without her consent, had entered into talks aimed at halting her action with the HSE.

    http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...-29188025.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by goatstoe View Post
    Ah there it is. I take it she was one of Enda's appointments to the upper house that he promised to abolish. She's not exactly a good example for advocating the keeping the Seanaid.
    You take it wrong. She is an elected senator, not a taoiseach's nominee.

    It is comical sometimes reading the absolute nonsense written by people about the plan to abolish the Seanad. The facts are black and white.

    1. The referendum could not take place until the new amendments were drafted. That was make explicit in every statement by Kenny on the issue.

    2. Until the house is abolished the Taoiseach is constitutionally bound to appoint the 11 nominees. It would be unconstitutional not to.

    3. The referendum was announced for late 2013 over a year ago. It wouldn't be held earlier because (a) the amendment would not be ready and (b) there was a list of other referendums ahead of it. Experience in the past is to avoid more than a small number of referendums at the one time because when a serious of them was held before subsequent research found that people felt that some of the referendums got overshadowed by others, so they wanted to have no more than 3 at the one time, preferably 2. So the Seanad one is among the list down for late 2013.

    4. It was spelt out clearly in the policy document that the abolition, of voted for, will come into force at the next general election. That is because the constitution specifies terms of office to the modern Seanad and the advice legally is that it would be problematic to effectively unelect people elected already for a term. So the effect of the amendment will be to kill off the Seanad when the current term ends. (The previous Free State Seanad could be abolished straight away because until the modern Seanad it wasn't elected to terms, but was elected with a form of rolling membership, with a proportion elected every couple of years. So legally there was no natural end point so you were able to create one.)
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    Derek Keating was skewered by Lucan School principal last week and today his 'adviser' was caught on camera dumping copies of the paper.





    This is the same adviser who was defending Enda Kenny against Fr McKevitt and Alive! magazine on liveline last month. Neither he nor Joe Duffy disclosed his background.

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    jaysus, not the first time he's hit the headlines either

    http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...-26173966.html

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    hilarity

    from the original report

    Residents in Lucan South last week received a leaflet from Fine Gael TD Derek Keating that outlined what he has “delivered” for the people of Lucan. Amongst the list was news of a school expansion at Griffeen Valley Educate Together – an inclusion that has angered that school’s principal, Tomas O’Dulaing. In an open letter to Deputy Keating, O’Dulaing said that he had not assisted in the expansion plans whatsoever.

    “You never once contacted our school, Griffeen Valley, in relation to our forthcoming school extension,” says O’Dulaing’s letter.

    “Neither did anybody from our board of management or staff contact you or seek your assistance in relation to the extension.

    You had absolutely nothing to do with this development, and yet you distribute a leaflet in the Lucan area claiming to have ‘initiated, led and delivered’ this extension.

    “This is nothing but gross cynical opportunism on your behalf, which I find objectionable and depressing.”

    And as if by magic, look what Derek Keating was asking about yesterday. School buildings and talking to local principals

    http://www.kildarestreet.com/debates...ker%3A319#g231

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    John Perry sued by Danske Bank for €1.3m boomtime loans. He's on the hook for €5m in total with all banks

    http://www.independent.ie/business/i...-29383223.html


    Mr Perry's finances have come under increased scrutiny since it emerged he had been landed with an unregistered judgement by Airtricity over a €13,000 debt two years ago. Last August he was embroiled in a court action over a disputed €1.3m debt.

    but but


    Despite these financial reverses and credit issues, Mr Perry was given a new loan by state-owned AIB last year. Registry documents show a mortgage in favour of AIB was registered over one of his land assets in Stonepark, Ballymote, on June 13, 2012. The charge over the property is held by AIB mortgage bank.

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    Interesting one in the ST biz section by Aine Coffey which says that four out of five of the 'Belfrey' high profile property investment funds marketed by AIB are being liquidated. These funds required a minimum investment of 50k when they were launched to invest in property 'around London and regional towns and cities'. However, investors are now facing multi million losses.
    However, the fifth fund, launched in 2005, is not being liquidated as Bradford and Bingley have agreed to support it until 2015.
    Investors in that fund, including Richard Bruton, were told in 2012 that their investment was worthless.
    Richard will surely be breathing a sigh of relief that Bradford and Bingley are willing to back the fund for another two years.

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    Are all of the Fine Gael front bench in debt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Moth View Post
    Are all of the Fine Gael front bench in debt?
    I'm aware of a number of Fine Gael TDs who are seriously holed under the water line.
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    expensive typo


    Environment Minister Phil Hogan is to examine Galway City Council’s decision to write off a €470,000 debt because of a ‘typo’ on a document.

    The Minister is said to have been “taken aback” by the story, which was first broken last Friday by our sister newspaper the Galway City Tribune and revealed that an error was included in the grant of planning permission for an estate in Doughiska.

    The error meant that development levies (which at that time, had to be paid by the builder before each home was sold) did not need to be paid on nearly 100 homes, which equated to almost €470,000.
    And at a meeting at the weekend, Minister Phil Hogan told Galway city councillor Frank Fahey (FG) that he was aware of the story.

    “He had read about it in the paper and was taken aback. I asked him to look into the matter, and he said he would definitely be looking into it,” said Cllr Fahy.
    http://www.connachttribune.ie/galway...s-470-000-typo
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    John Perry doesn't seem to have got on top of his financial issues yet..
    Fine Gael Minister of State for small business John Perryand his wife are being pursued by a bank for a judgment over unpaid loans of almost €2.5 millionDanske Bank will apply to Mr Justice Peter Kelly on Monday to have its case seeking judgment for some €2.47 million, including interest, against Mr Perry and his wife Marie fast-tracked in the Commercial Court.
    The bank claims the couple, of Carrownany, Ballymote, Co Sligo, are indebted arising from a October 2011 facility for €2.42 million provided to restructure existing loans.
    t claims the security for the facility included first legal mortgages over a retail premises, the Stone Park Restuarant and Perry’s Hardware, all located at Main Street, Ballymote, and over some 50 acres of agricultural lands at Ballymote.It claimed the loan was to be repaid in full some 12 months after it was drawn down in November 2011, with the effect the final repayment date was November 19th 2012.
    The couple made some repayments but, the bank claims,failed to keep up the level of interim repayments required under the terms of the loan facility. Last March, it demanded immediate payment of the total sum outstanding, with interest, of about €2.46 million.
    Late last May, solicitors for the bank demanded repayment of the total sum due within seven days.
    The bank also claims it wrote to the couple in March 2012 under the Code of Conduct for Business Lending asking if they were in financial difficulty and drawing their attention to the information and resources availabe to them. It also claims it engaged with them in efforts to resolve the situation.
    I'm a bit surprised that FG haven't had him on tv and radio recently to push the new Insolvency regulations. Sounds like he should be an early and enthusiastic adopter.
    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime...oans-1.1469034

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