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  • roankabin | Broadsheet.ie
    home basically prefabs in Dublin yesterday These will solve the crisis or so they tell us These units cost around 100 000 each Well guess who makes them Denis O Brien does Among the companies building them is Roankabin a division of SiteServ the company installing water meters Oh Call For A Revolution In Ireland Facebook Thanks Marina O Reilly Posted in Misc and tagged Denis O Brien roankabin Siteserv at 10 15 pm on September 15 2015 by Bodger 123 Replies Search for Latest Comments Walter Ego on You Are Involved In The Cover Up Demon on Leprechaun Flakes Toe Up on I Woke Up This Morning Very Happy jonotti on I Woke Up This Morning Very Happy sǝɯǝɯ ʇɐ pɐq on All About Optics mauriac on I Woke Up This Morning Very Happy Demon on Massive Sulk mauriac on I Woke Up This Morning Very Happy jonotti on I Woke Up This Morning Very Happy mauriac on All About Optics Most Commented Counting The Days 108 comments How Many More Longboats 85 comments Mary Boyle And Political Interference 78 comments Different Strokes For Different Volks 66 comments HOW Much 64 comments Popular Posts Super Spacious Benched I Woke

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  • Siteserv | Broadsheet.ie
    in default and became callable on demand IBRC s own terms and conditions allowed them to charge default interest rates yet they chose not to do so in this case Many sources have come forward both before and since that speech to say that they had personal experience of being both performing and non performing borrowers of IBRC and their experience of their loans being called in in a ruthless fashion and other defaulting borrowers talk of the punitive interest rates applied to them The plight of the former Irish Nationwide Mortgage holders and the way in which they have been treated by IBRC compared to the very favourable environment that seems to have been provided to Mr O Brien for example is perhaps an indication Catherine Murphy Independent TD for Kildare North Continue reading Posted in Misc and tagged Catherine Murphy Denis O Brien IBRC Pearse Doherty Siteserv at 7 53 pm on June 9 2015 by Admin Over By Christmas Bodger at 5 10 pm June 9 2015 Former IBRC chairman Alan Dukes and CEO Mike Aynsley in June 2010 The Commission of Investigation will examine whether there is prima facie evidence of material deficiencies in the performance of those acting on behalf of IBRC including board members directors and management in relation to transactions It will also look at the staff of the IBRC s wealth management unit The interest rates extension of interest rates or period of repayments that were given by IBRC which resulted in a loss of more than 4m in interest will be examined Unusual share trading which would give rise to concerns of insider information being improperly provided will also be investigated in relation to the transactions The commission will report back by December 31 Hmm BRC commission to report back by end of year RTÉ Mark Stedman Photocall Ireland Posted in Misc and tagged Alan Dukes IBRC Siteserv at 5 10 pm on June 9 2015 by Bodger An Unstoppable Force Admin at 3 06 pm June 5 2015 Catherine Murphy left and Ann Marie McNally communications and policy advisor at the High Court on Tuesday How did we get here And what have we learned Catherine Murphy TD writes Recent events seem to have taken on a life of their own but it useful to look back to where it all began Back in early 2014 my team and I started looking at the circumstances surrounding the awarding of the controversial water metering contracts and the uncanny way that the same names seemed to pop up at every hands turn Crucial to our early research was a piece that Broadsheet ie had done titled Thicker than Uisce and this very detailed timeline led us into many different directions that have culminated in the events of the past few weeks I have been to every one of the Irish Water protests I had six months on Leader s Questions in the Dáil from June December 2014 and I raised the water issue on nine of those occasions At all times I made the point that the protests and the reaction was about more than just water it was about something bigger the sense that things always seem to work in favour of the big guys and never the little guys I made a speech in the Chamber on December 4 and again on December 10 where I raised Siteserv and some of the names that have now come into the public domain through the FOI process I followed it up with a series of ongoing parliamentary questions and FOI requests and it was April 2015 before answers began to emerge painstakingly slowly Roll on to recent events a situation where significant information from extremely credible sources comes to my attention information which I firmly believe to be in the public interest I believe I have a duty as an elected representative to pursue the truth to get to the bottom of the situation and to ensure that at no stage were the citizens of this country disadvantaged for the benefit of some powerful people In pursing that objective I used every parliamentary avenue open to me including taking to my feet on the floor of the Dáil and putting the allegations to the Minister and asking him to let people know the facts I never for a second considered that somebody with money and power would somehow influence how my privileged words would be or not be as was the case reported in the majority of media outlets across this country For anyone to claim that this was never the intention is belied by the letters and emails received by numerous media outlets including Broadsheet warning them not to report my speech What is really concerning is that most though thankfully not all media outlets bowed to the pressure The fear of deep pockets managed to control almost the entire press corp of the country In the age of social media we are lucky that many citizens had the opportunity to access fair reports as is their right however a large cohort of our citizens still rely on mainstream media and until the Sunday Times took a stand on the Sunday following my Thursday afternoon speech those citizens were bereft of information from their elected parliament That cannot be acceptable There has been a very valuable lesson in this We have got to look at how our Fourth Estate operates Issues such as ownership editorial v legal considerations and public interest must be evaluated and mainstream media organisations now have to pose some very serious questions to themselves about what is more important their role in democracy or their fear of upsetting the wrong people The parliament and the judiciary for their parts must now look at our defamation laws and assess whether or not they are fit for purpose It is not enough to know what went wrong we must take steps to put it right to ensure we never have a repeat of this debacle Catherine Murphy is Independent TD for Kildare North Previously Catherine Murphy on Broadsheet Sasko Lazarov Photocall Ireland Posted in Misc and tagged Catherine Murphy IBRC Siteserv at 3 06 pm on June 5 2015 by Admin Where Have You Been Bodger at 3 23 pm June 4 2015 Enda Kenny at the Mansion House this afternoon The Taoiseach said up until recently the Government deemed an internal review by the liquidators of IBRC was the best way to find out more about the row of the sale of the company Siteserv to the businessman Denis O Brien But the row over Dáil reporting of related issues and the subsequent High Court hearings changed that and led Cabinet to decide to set up a Commission of Inquiry He said he chose to stand back from court deliberations in recent days until a verdict emerged Taoiseach Enda Kenny defends silence over IBRC row Irish Independent Asked if the public should have concern about the extent of Mr Denis O Brien s power and influence in Irish society Mr Kenny said Obviously there are regulations and rules governing the ownership of media outlets and communications and that s a matter that the Minister for Communications Alex White keeps under observation There are legislative conditions set down here So I wouldn t comment on an individual in particular but I do note that the Justice in his decision did say that any individual is entitled to privacy but that clearly in particular circumstances the public good can override the requirement that that might apply Taoiseach Breaks Silence irish Times Pics Jennifer Bray Sam Boal Photocall Ireland Posted in Misc and tagged Enda Kenny IBRC Siteserv at 3 23 pm on June 4 2015 by Bodger You Don t Produce Full Files When One Specific Question Is Asked Bodger at 11 59 pm June 3 2015 Finance Minister Michael Noonan on Six One this evening Finance Minister Michael Noonan appeared on RTÉ s Six One this evening to explain why a Commission of Inquiry will be carried out into certain transactions by IBRC What has changed my mind on the process of a review into IBRC is that since then new allegations have been made There s no evidence underpinning any allegations but the allegations are now causing public concern and the review in my view is insufficient to deal with the new allegations so I recommended that the Government do a full Commission of Investigation which would report but the end of the year A new set of allegations emerged surrounding the speech made by Deputy Catherine Murphy in the Dáil and that together with the fact that there were cases before the courts about the publication of Deputy Murphy s speech heightened public concern and I believe at this stage it s in the public interest to put the matter in the hands of a judge who under the powers of the 2004 Act will examine everything including the original allegations which gave rise to the review by the liquidators and taking into account the new allegations as well There may be wrongdoing but if there is there s no evidence of it in any set of allegations And all we have is a series of allegations but there s public disquiet it s increasing it s in the public interest to have these matters fully investigated We can t have a belief going around that there was actions that were improper and that in some way or another the taxpayer lost out When pressed by host Brian Dobson about the drip feed of information following the way in which he answered questions put to him in the Dáil by Catherine Murphy she asked 19 parliamentary questions before she got a comprehensive reply Mr Noonan said I answered questions absolutely fully in the way questions are answered in the Dáil There were full answers made but obviously if you go for Freedom of Information and look for a full file you ll get background information as well But there s a methodology in the Dáil if somebody feels the answers they got are inadequate They can refer it to the Ceann Comhairle and adjudicate Now the questions were adequately answered and of course there s a drip feed of information there s thousands of documents thousands of pages of documents in IBRC and thousands in the Department of Finance You don t produce full files when one specific question is asked Mr Noonan s department has also released a four page document containing the draft terms of the inquiry From the draft Meanwhile Philip Ryan in the Irish Independent reported tonight The Department of Finance has discovered a tranche of board meeting minutes from the Irish Bank Resolution Company IBRC which Finance Minister Michael Noonan previously said he had not received The minutes include the IBRC board meeting where the sale of Siteserv to a company owned by businessman Denis O Brien was discussed However the details of the sale including the payment of 5m to Siteserv shareholders was not outlined in the documents A Department of Finance source said the files which are described as board packs were incorrectly filed in the Department and only recently discovered A Department of Finance source said the documents do not change the fact that the Minister was not made aware of the details of the Siteserv deal or any other significant transactions at IBRC Hmmm The Department of Finance has since published the minutes from the meeting on March 15 2012 Readers will note the presence of former IBRC senior executive Richard Woodhouse at the meeting on March 15 2012 But following a press conference held by former IBRC chairman Alan Dukes on April 24 of this year the Irish Times reported on April 25 that Mr Dukes also revealed that Richard Woodhouse then IBRC s head of asset management was kept out of discussions over the Siteserv deal within IBRC as he also managed the relationship between the bank and Mr O Brien We appointed Tom Hunerson instead and also Peter Rossiter the chief risk officer to oversee the transaction said Mr Dukes Anyone Previously NOKPMG Government gives go ahead for commission of investigation into certain IBRC transactions Philip Ryan Irish Independent Noonan says inquiry will examine preferential interest rates given to IBRC clients RTE Siteserv attacks on civil servants regrettable says Moran Irish Times Posted in Misc and tagged Catherine Murphy Commission of Inquiry IBRC Michael Noonan Richard Woodhouse Siteserv at 11 59 pm on June 3 2015 by Bodger REDACTED s 1 25 Interest Rate Bodger at 3 47 pm May 28 2015 How little Catherine Murphy Independent TD for Kildare North dropped a series of revelations in the Dáil today concerning alleged preferential treatment given to Denis O Brien by IBRC formerly Anglo Irish Bank The claims emerged as Ms Murphy introduced a bill to permit the Comptroller and Auditor General to investigate the sale of Siteserv to Mr O Brien and other IBRC transactions Grab a tay This bill extends the functions and powers or seeks to extend the functions and powers of the C AG Comptroller and Auditor General to cover IBRC It was the Taoiseach that first suggested that the C AG review the Siteserv sale s process and it was then pointed out to him that IBRC does not come within his remit With this Bill I m attempting to address that problem by broadening the remit of the C AG The reason I m anticipating the need to involve the C AG if not a full Commission of Investigation which may well be a better option is because I believe the Government have got this badly wrong not least because most of the key players in the Siteserv saga have links with KPMG and its eventual purchaser and vice versa is a web of connections and conflicts that requires outside eyes to unravel I have no doubt that the special liquidator Kieran Wallace is more than capable of doing such a review but his direct involvement in the sale process and his relationship with the eventual purchaser of Siteserv and his current actions in the High Court in supporting Mr O Brien versus RTE place him in a position where there is at the very least a perceived conflict of interest if not an actual conflict of interest The review is not confined to Siteserv but it is the transaction that prompted a review I would worry about the transactions that have been excluded from the review given that what we now know that in the final months before prom night the relationship between the department and IBRC had completely broken down If deals were being done without the knowledge or input of the minister then we need to know what they were We are now aware for example that the former CEO of IBRC made verbal agreements with Denis O Brien to allow him to extend the terms of his already expired loans We also know that t he verbal agreement was never escalated to the credit committee for approval I m led to believe and I would welcome the minister clarifying the rates applicable at this time that the extension also attracted some extremely favourable interest terms I understand that Mr O Brien was enjoying a rate of around 1 25 when IBRC and arguably when IBRC could and arguably should have been charging 7 5 We are talking about outstanding sums here that are upwards of 500million The interest rate applied is not an insignificant issue for the public interest We also know that Denis O Brien felt confident enough in his dealings with IBRC that he could write to Kieran Wallace as the special liquidator and demand that the same favourable terms extended to him by way of a verbal agreement could be continued We now have Kieran Wallace who s been appointed by the Government to conduct a review into the IBRC review actually joining with IBRC and Denis O Brien in the High Court and seeking to injunct the information I ve outlined from coming into the public domain surely that alone represents a conflict In FOI documents released to me the minister his officials and the Central Bank and even the Troika acknowledge that IBRC the former Anglo Irish Bank is no ordinary bank and there s a significant public interest because the bank had been fully nationalised and was in wind down mode They all accept that this is the people s money that we re dealing with and that there can be no dispute regarding the public interest in this The same FOI materials detail incidences where the minister can specifically intervene and issue an ministerial order that material matters have significant interest Included in these material matters are incidences that are outside the ordinary course of business I would argue that what I ve outlined out here regarding verbal deals extensions etc are outside the normal course of business and I would ask the minister to exercise his right to intervene in the current proceedings and defend the public interest I ve a motion on the order papers signed by the majority of the Opposition 45 members have signed it and more are welcome to calling for a debate into the proposed review When I tried to raise it on the order of business I was silenced and I was told to take it up with my Whip I am the Whip of the Technical Group and I did raise it at the weekly Whip s meeting The Government Chief Whip told me that they would not be altering the KPMG review the Government would not be giving time to debate this issue and suggested that we use Private Members time It s not just an Opposition issue minister This is an issue for all in this house It s

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  • Stir Fry | Broadsheet.ie
    Intact Mulholland Falls Ask A Broadsheet Reader Posted in Misc and tagged Commission of Investigation Denis O Brien William Fry at 11 00 am on August 31 2015 by Bodger Post navigation Broadsheet Trailer Park Downtown Abbey Series Six Kicking It Old School 21 thoughts on Stir Fry Medium Sized C August 31 2015 at 11 02 am I would say this is getting ridiculous but it was already ridiculous what with the accountant fiasco I don t know what this is anymore Simplelife August 31 2015 at 11 06 am Might as well just pack up and go home Sometimes this country just beggars belief Is there no senior civil servant with an ounce of sense or cop on meadowlark August 31 2015 at 11 12 am No Clampers Outside August 31 2015 at 12 03 pm Why have any sense at all when they don t even have any accountability Joe cool August 31 2015 at 11 15 am In plain view Frilly Keane August 31 2015 at 11 17 am IMF Smells of Sutherland FFS We don t stand a chance Praetorian August 31 2015 at 11 19 am I laughed out loud because i just cant do anything else John Grisham couldn t write this stuff Unreconstructed August 31 2015 at 11 44 am He could it would just be in the kids section alongside Alice in Wonderland Anne August 31 2015 at 11 39 am Gangsters the lot of um Thieving f gangsters Unreconstructed August 31 2015 at 11 53 am Where does one start It is as if they thumb their noses at us knowing they can get away with it Of course it takes a foreign newspaper group to even report this The commission of investigation should be wound up before it begins Farce Brian S August 31 2015 at 12 02 pm I give up I can t even summon the strength to be enraged by this type of thing anymore Cup of tea anyone August 31 2015 at 12 08 pm I would rather see the government hire a legal team from the UK and pay double them see WF represent both sides of this case I mean is this not conflict of interest 101 But I suppose they can sit nicely on this job for the next 5 years and get paid large fees and find out nothing was wrong Sure Denis is a nice chap The People s Hero August 31 2015 at 12 12 pm When will you lot all not realise that you need to know your place Because if you do you might just be one of the lucky ones to lick out the trough after the bigger piggies in their starched white shirts have had their fill Walter Ego August 31 2015 at 12 12 pm The Best little Country to do business in Enda Kenny edalicious August 31 2015 at 12 33 pm Oh come on I can t even meadowlark August 31 2015

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  • Morrissey And Mar’ | Broadsheet.ie
    society and very significant resentment so there s an absolute need for transparency here that s all we re saying here and what s Talk over each other Crowley Sorry Micheál we re running out of time I want James Morrissey back in on that point Morrissey Micheál Martin does that include all the business interests in Fianna Fáil and everybody in this country that all their banking interests should be made public If that s what you re saying that s fine and we will cooperate with that but I think you re biggest problem here is you re working in a selective basis Martin No I m not Mr Morrissey I m working on the basis of the Irish Constitution which actually has at its heart protecting parliamentary democracy which is at the very core of our system our Talk over each other Martin No Mr Morrissey we don t actually have one a constitutional crisis I think this will be resolved because the constitutional privilege is absolute Talk over each other Martin Stop the bullying stop intimidating people and trying to undermine people Have the guts to apologise to Catherine Murphy for how you ve treated her and also apologise in terms of your denigration of parliament which you ve that s your approach it s wrong Crowley Mr Morrissey I want to ask what your course of action will be next week Let s presume that RTÉ and the Sunday Business Post and the Irish Times go to the High Court for clarification on this from Justice Donald Binchy and he says that the original interlocutory injunction does not cover that it was intended to RTE journalist David Murphy s story for RTE it does it was not the intention of the court to cover matters raised by Deputy Catherine Murphy in the Dáil What then will you do Morrissey The answer is I don t know that s something that s being considered by the legal team at the moment But what is of Crowley What options are open to you Morrissey A very important part of this as I ve mentioned RTE decided not to appeal the decision and it was given seven days Crowley Ah now sorry sorry James Twice I ve told you that no decision has been made on that because the court order has not been received by RTE and that s a decision that will be made next week so please stop saying that RTE have not appealed this Now go back to what you will do what options are open to you next week if Mr Justice Donald Binchy says that Catherine Murphy s comments are not covered by the injunction Morrissey I m not going to get into a hypothetical situation on that at this point in time Crowley But would you consider separate court action Morrissey That will be considered by Denis O Brien s legal team I m not a member of the legal team Crowley Micheál Martin Martin The fundamental point I d make I think it s absolutely essential that you back off from this One thing you can not do is silence the national parliament or silence the rights of Daáil deputies whether you like what they say or dislike what they say Constitutionally you cannot do that and nobody and I m talking to people across the country they re very upset and angry with what is going on They do not like it Fear stalks the land in terms of the journalistic landscape by the way litigations left right and centre it s a very unhealthy situation there s a very unhealthy atmosphere out there in our democracy there s a very simple way of resolving that and pulling back from the brink There s one battle that cannot be won in any republic like this and I m a republican The parliament cannot be undermined Crowley James Morrissey Martin in any shape or form in terms of the rights that it has Crowley James Morrissey the Sunday Times today publishes some of the details of what Catherine Murphy said they re still on the Broadsheet ie website last night it s on the Oireachtas website it s been covered by the Guardian it s been covered by the New York Times it s on the Channel 4 website in terms of keeping this under wraps it s been a spectacular failure for your side and if anything you ve heightened the interest in it Everybody is interested in hearing more now Morrissey Perhaps that is the case but I think it s also fair to say that an individual is entitled to take a course of action and whether that course of action results in success or failure Denis O Brien said at the very outset at the very outset in this whole affair that he was taking this action on a point of privacy principle in relation to the privacy of his financial affairs and his banking Crowley And his opinion or his tactic his approach hasn t changed given that there is now heightened interest in the story and that effectively the pressure is on for him to come out and make a clarifying statement to say this is untrue and I can prove it Morrissey Well you see I think the big issue here is do you concede to pressure that s out there or do you stand your ground and say I am a private citizen and I m entitled to privacy in my financial affairs Crowley And you seem to be suggesting that it s the latter course that he will opt for or is opting for Morrissey That s certainly my understanding of it Crowley And that won t change in the short term as far as you re concerned Morrissey I don t believe so because as I say I think it s a point of principle Crowley Was the gagging effective gagging of Catherine Murphy on the Dáil on this issue unintended though a welcome consequence of the injunction against David Murphy on RTE Silence Morrissey Well again I think it s where there s a constitutional issue Denis O Brien went to court Crowley To stop David Murphy on RTE broadcasting a story but an unintended consequence of that has been that it s been interpreted as being affecting what Catherine Murphy said in the Dáil and then the reporting of what Catherine Murphy said that was that was hardly your intention or strategy at the time was it Morrissey Well I think what s happened here is that Crowley But was it Morrissey A lot of information is being peddled and it s being peddled to a lot of different people and we had no idea as who else was going to come forward with it next It could be anybody I mean clearly Micheál Martin obviously would have loved to have had this information for political points scoring he could have gone into the Dáil with it but he didn t Martin What are you talking about Morrissey I m talking about Martin I m not saying listen I my intervention this weekend is a very simple one it s to defend the national parliament and the right of the Dáil to exercise its constitutional rights what I witnessed last Thursday night I never witnessed in my life where the national broadcaster was effectively silenced where other television channels were silenced and you had these pathetic spectacles of senior reporters saying we can t talk about this we can t hear this That never happened before in our country it never happened before Crowley Final word to James Morrissey Martin And it s not good enough and it needs to stop and you need to back off Morrissey Micheál Martin has been in the Dáil and he has been a minister and he has never done anything about a privacy bill ever Martin Because the bottom line is I actually understand the balance between protecting society and having liberty and freedom of speech And I actually will accept the points that have been made by former deputy and former minister Micheal McDowell in relation to that very point Talk over each other At this point Mr Crowley asked Mr Morrissey about a report in this morning s Sunday Business Post which stated that Mr O Brien advised the Government not to sell its stake in Aer Lingus to IAG Although the Government did give the go ahead to sell the State s 25 interest in Aer Lingus to IAG it s interesting to note that last week s Sunday Independent featured a lengthy profile piece on managing partner of William Fry Bryan Bourke and mentioned how the firm which represented Denis O Brien at the injunction proceedings against RTE was involved in IAG s bid for Aer Lingus Crowley James Morrissey before you go one of the consequences of all of this of course is even greater scrutiny of Denis O Brien and what he s done or not done and we have the Sunday Business Post today reporting that Mr O Brien contacted the Government several months ago to oppose the sell off of Aer Lingus can you conform that that s a fact and if so who did he speak to Morrissey I m not aware of who he spoke with but I know that he held very strong views that Are Lingus should not be sold because he believes it is an iconic brand and that it is a company with a great history and that it is one of the world s leading Irish brands that has stood the test of time and from speaking with him I think he feels it s regrettable that the headquarters of Are Lingus is going to end up in Hounslow Crowley And did it have anything to do with his own business interests Morrissey He has no aviation interests Crowley No connection none of his companies either controlled or owned by him have no connection with Aer Lingus as of now and as of and involved in transactions that might be involved might be affected in the longer term by an IAG takeover Morrissey He was a shareholder in Aer Lingus and as I understand he disposed of all of those shares in the last 12 months Crowley And do any companies now controlled or owned by him do business with Aer Lingus and are those transactions that might be affected in the longer term by an IAG takeover Morrissey None whatsoever Silence Crowley James Morrissey spokesman for Denis O Brien and the Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin After the interview Mr Crowley clarified RTÉ s position in relation to appealing Justice Donald Binchy s original high court injunction saying RTÉ says that it has 21 days and not seven days to make a decision on that matter Listen back in full here Previously REDACTED s 1 25 Interest Rate Keeping Print Alive It s Important People Stand Up For Democracy Photocall Ireland UPDATE Meanwhile the letter Denis O Brien reportedly sent to Catherine Murphy which she has yet to receive officially Related Dukes hits back as storm rages over Dáil silencing Sunday Independent Related posts Denis O Brien Fine Gael And The Water Meter Deal The Best Deal For The State She Wouldn t Let It Lie REDACTED s 1 25 Interest Rate Posted in Misc and tagged Catherine Murphy Denis O Brien James Morrissey Micheál Martin Richard Crowley This Week at 4 47 pm on May 31 2015 by Bodger Post navigation Hello You The Man Who Dropped His Chips In Slane 66 thoughts on Morrissey And Mar bacchus May 31 2015 at 5 04 pm It takes a particular arrogance and confidence to employ someone as implausible as Morrissey as your spokesman topsy May 31 2015 at 5 11 pm Side stepped a number of questions such as how could he know that papers given to Cath Murphy were altered as he said earlier he had not seen those same papers McKay May 31 2015 at 5 24 pm I m not sure where DOB s representative on Earth gets his information from You d think his media spokesman might be better briefed about his Master s business interests DOB owns one of the largest aircraft leasing companies in Europe ranked in the top 20 worldwide Any change in the ownership of Aer Lingus would clearly be of interest to him However when you re debating live on radio it s clear you can omit important info like this in order to flummox the interviewer declan May 31 2015 at 5 27 pm Interesting declan May 31 2015 at 5 37 pm He sold his stake in October 2014 to Carval a US distressed debt fund Though the article says it wasn t to the distressed debt arm of the fund which bought it and that it was profitable for every year of operation with 150 planes http www irishexaminer com business obrien sells off aergo stake 289768 html McKay May 31 2015 at 5 44 pm D oh There goes my carefully constructed new plot line Didn t know he d sold it on Still what s he doing lobbying the Government not to sell their stake declan May 31 2015 at 6 04 pm Three questions to your one 1 When did he lobby the Govt 2 Who owns DoB s debt and that of his companies 3 What did he do with the capital released from the sale Fergus the magic postman May 31 2015 at 7 50 pm Yes it would be very interesting to know if he lobbied the government about the sale of Aerlingus before or after selling his stake Maybe he was given some sort of exclusive heads up McKay May 31 2015 at 8 56 pm That would be interesting to know I don t think we ll ever find out though Does Topaz supply aviation fuel by any chance Just a thought Hugh Keyes June 1 2015 at 11 01 am http www irishexaminer com business joint venture deal with shell aviation sees topaz enter aviation fuel market 124248 html Mac May 31 2015 at 5 43 pm O Brien sold out of Aergo last year http m independent ie business irish obrien sells stake in aircraft leasing firm aergo 30633534 html Kdoc June 1 2015 at 12 06 pm Agreed He s wholly unconvincing DominoDub May 31 2015 at 5 09 pm Love the title The lyrics of this Morrisey Marr tracks is apt maybe Ernie Ball May 31 2015 at 5 16 pm Not only does the Dáil need to reassert the absolute privilege of all that is said on the floor of the house and any republication thereof but we also need the defamation laws to be loosened Ireland has some of the toughest anti defamation laws in any Western democracy and the chilling effect of them serves only the powerful and wealthy declan May 31 2015 at 5 18 pm 7 5 jeremy kyle May 31 2015 at 5 20 pm Has an injunction like this ever succeeded in doing anything other than drawing ten times the amount of attention to something than if they hadn t bothered mthead May 31 2015 at 6 26 pm We wouldn t know JoeyJoeJoe May 31 2015 at 5 24 pm Surely DOB can afford a better spokx than this eejit He sounds like a small town solicitor representing a farmer in a dispute over a fence McKay May 31 2015 at 5 39 pm As well as representing DOB on Earth he also finds time to be a writer on all things Mayo He launched a book on this very subject a couple of years ago Master of ceremonies at the launch was one E Kenny from Mayo Small world indeed http www irishcentral com culture entertainment new book by james morrisey focuses on life long ago on galway islands 219764401 237770271 html bisted May 31 2015 at 6 30 pm saw Elaine Byrne pointing this out yesterday the irony Pip May 31 2015 at 7 50 pm You ve nailed it We re being fobbed off with tripe And fighting over it like enthusiastic mongrels FFS SOMK May 31 2015 at 9 35 pm Yeah but I think DOB needs to take a leaf from the Sepp Blatter bible for taking the piss hire Marina Abramović to do his PR whenever asked penetrating questions by interviewers she ll just stare into their eyes and everyone will get distracted by all the inevitable emotion of it all and forget what they re talking about Exactly like she did at the last World Cup nero May 31 2015 at 5 29 pm Heaven Knows He s DOBBER Miserable Now Joe the Lion May 31 2015 at 9 17 pm Damn I was going to say that Oh well if a DOBle decker bus Crashes into us Mac May 31 2015 at 5 42 pm O Brien sold out of Aergo last year http m independent ie business irish obrien sells stake in aircraft leasing firm aergo 30633534 html Hugh Keyes June 1 2015 at 11 00 am http www irishexaminer com business joint venture deal with shell aviation sees topaz enter aviation fuel market 124248 html Have a look at this ex pat May 31 2015 at 6 14 pm There will be a whips meeting on Tuesday and all party legislation will go through the house unopposed This is not a political issue this is a complete idiot thinking that in 2015 you can silence the national broadcaster Irishtimes and a minnow called Broadsheet Not seen such political unity on any single issue since the X Case in 1992 Well done Broadsheet you ve been very brave this week declan May 31 2015

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  • Commission of Investigation | Broadsheet.ie
    proceedings against the Revenue Commissioners The law firm also previously carried out an investigation into potential conflicts of interest arising from the wind down of the wealth management division of IBRC which will be among the issues probed by the commission of investigation Gavin Daly in yesterday s Sunday Times Readers may wish to note an article headlined Boom For Irish Law Firms from the weekly British legal magazine The Lawyer on May 28 1996 It noted The influx of telecommunications companies into Ireland has led to the development of telecoms practices in some firms Dublin firm William Fry was involved in the recent licensing of the second GSM mobile phone system where the Irish Norwegian consortium Esat Digifone was awarded the licence Good times Previously Morrissey and Mar Posted in Misc and tagged Commission of Investigation Denis O Brien William Fry at 11 00 am on August 31 2015 by Bodger The Right To Silence Bodger at 12 27 pm May 16 2014 Why can t Enda Kenny Alan Shatter Martin Callinan Brian Purcell and any other person appointed to or holding public office appear before a Dáil committee to answer in public reasonable questions put by the people s elected representatives on matters of public interest in connection with how they discharged their duties It is ludicrous for Enda Kenny to refuse to answer a question where he has a specific and definite involvement because he has appointed a judge to ask him that question at some time in the future Yours etc Hugh Pierce Newtown Road Celbridge Co Kildare Irish Times Letters Photocall Ireland Posted in Misc and tagged Callinan Commission of Investigation Irish Times Letters Kenny Purcell Shatter at 12 27 pm on May 16 2014 by Bodger Search for Latest Comments Walter Ego on You

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  • William Fry | Broadsheet.ie
    the contract or on potential conflicts of interest with its work for O Brien The law firm is acting for the media tycoon in a case launched in June against the Dail committee of procedure and privileges which O Brien claims breached his constitutional rights William Fry has a long standing relationship with O Brien and represented him in a recent case against RTÉ as well as in previous proceedings against the Revenue Commissioners The law firm also previously carried out an investigation into potential conflicts of interest arising from the wind down of the wealth management division of IBRC which will be among the issues probed by the commission of investigation Gavin Daly in yesterday s Sunday Times Readers may wish to note an article headlined Boom For Irish Law Firms from the weekly British legal magazine The Lawyer on May 28 1996 It noted The influx of telecommunications companies into Ireland has led to the development of telecoms practices in some firms Dublin firm William Fry was involved in the recent licensing of the second GSM mobile phone system where the Irish Norwegian consortium Esat Digifone was awarded the licence Good times Previously Morrissey and Mar Posted in Misc and tagged Commission of Investigation Denis O Brien William Fry at 11 00 am on August 31 2015 by Bodger Search for Latest Comments Walter Ego on You Are Involved In The Cover Up Demon on Leprechaun Flakes Toe Up on I Woke Up This Morning Very Happy jonotti on I Woke Up This Morning Very Happy sǝɯǝɯ ʇɐ pɐq on All About Optics mauriac on I Woke Up This Morning Very Happy Demon on Massive Sulk mauriac on I Woke Up This Morning Very Happy jonotti on I Woke Up This Morning Very Happy mauriac on All About

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  • Don’t Look Jack In Anger | Broadsheet.ie
    2015 at 1 38 pm he is slimming than your man who cannot be named 15 cents August 13 2015 at 1 48 pm i can smell another solicitors letter coming no ones allowed mention DOBs name and that goes for his grandad too scottser August 13 2015 at 1 52 pm BS i hope you ve paid a suitable and appropriate royalty to JOB s estate for the use of his likeness for commercial gain or somesuch b0llox spud1 August 13 2015 at 1 53 pm haha I was close It does look like him in fairness Kieran NYC August 13 2015 at 3 23 pm Explains why someone constantly looks like he might hit ya out of the blue Louise Hannon August 13 2015 at 4 49 pm Expect a Dear John letter from Redacted granda d solicitor Mikeyfex August 13 2015 at 4 51 pm But they were so good together Comments are closed Post navigation Billionaire Homeless Search for Latest Comments sǝɯǝɯ ʇɐ pɐq on I Woke Up This Morning Very Happy Walter Ego on You Are Involved In The Cover Up Demon on Leprechaun Flakes Toe Up on I Woke Up This Morning Very Happy

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  • Why I Oughta | Broadsheet.ie
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