Category Archives: Finance

IBRC/Siteserv investigation terms of reference

Here are the terms of reference and further details of the KPMG investigation into IBRC deals of greater than €10m. IBRC Siteserv investigation (PDF) IBRC Siteserv investigation (Text)

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ECB agrees to review Trichet letter release

In light of comments made by ECB Governing Council member Patrick Honohan in the book on Brian Lenihan I recently resubmitted my request for access to the letter that had previously been refused to this blog by ECB President Mario … Continue reading

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Review of Certain Matters Relating to Bord na gCon

The Department of Agriculture today published the Indecon report into the financial mess at Bord na gCon. Worth a look. BordnagConfinalreport7July2014 (PDF) BordnagConfinalreport7July2014 (Text)

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David Drumm's pretrial memorandum

As reported by Simon Carswell in this morning’s Irish Times: Drumm (PDF) Drumm (Text)

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Document – Flynn's court action against NAMA in New York

Above is the house at the address (300 Ridgeview Drive, Palm Beach, Florida 33480) given by developer John Flynn as part of his case against the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA), in court documents filed on December 20. NamaWineLake and … Continue reading

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Is this IBRC's Statement of Affairs?

This comes from an anonymous Twitter account – @QuinnAnglo – so all the usual provisos apply. The tweeter in question claims this document to be the Statement of Affairs of IBRC before the liquidation of the company in February 2013. … Continue reading

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Was the guarantee a panicked decision?

It has been a common narrative since 2008 that the decision to guarantee the banks was a late night decision, taken perhaps in the heat of the moment for fear of the entire banking system collapsing if we did nothing … Continue reading

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The IBRC plan 2011-2020

Last year we wrote about an unredacted document we obtained that showed IBRC’s winddown plans up to 2020. Now that IBRC is in liquidation we are publishing the document in full, and much of it is still relevant in terms … Continue reading

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Department of Taoiseach contracts in relation to EU presidency

There are the contracts awarded by the Department of the Taoiseach as a direct result of the planning and administration of Ireland’s Presidency of the EU 2013. Costs include the website http://www.eu2013.ie/, which cost €244,741.71. Thanks to Vinnie O’Dowd for … Continue reading

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NAMA enforcement properties (updated)

Below is a table of 1,497 NAMA enforcement properties as per December 11, 2012. Unfortunately NAMA don’t make this data available in open, accessible formats, so we do here instead. Thanks to David Cabo for help with the work on … Continue reading

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