Eircom shares, Deputy Fahey?

On his declaration of interests to the House of the Oireachtas Frank Fahey states he holds shares in Ryanair, Irish Life and Permanent, Aviva and Eircom. I see no way he could possibly hold shares in Eircom. To my knowledge it’s not possible for him to hold Eircom shares since the Valentia takeover in 2001.… Read More »

Over 100 politicians overclaim expenses

TheStory.ie has obtained from the Oireachtas FOI documents released to journalist Ken Foxe, who sought details relating to the expense claims of TDs and Senators. The documents show how more than 100 TDs and Senators claimed expenses to which they were not entitled between 2007 and 2009. Some claimed for attending committee meetings which they… Read More »

Work so far

Posts resulting from obtaining previously unreleased documents  ‘Ombudsman has serious concerns about Fahey statements‘ – leaked letter from Ombudsman to Oireachtas Agriculture Committee where the Ombudsman cast doubts on the accuracy of Fahey’s statements to the Committee. New information relating to Terence Wheelock case – the Wheelock family’s version of Garda Ombudsman’s report on Mr Wheelock’s death in… Read More »

Oireachtas travel costs 2009

These are costs related to Irish Parliamentary Association (IPA) travel for 2009. Released by the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission. Spreadsheet These are costs related to Council of Europe, OSCE, PACE, Western European Union, EuroMed and EMPA. The total is €108,671.80. The data includes trips by Frank Fahey, Ivor Callely, Pat Breen, Joe O’Reilly, Terry… Read More »

MoS investigation into Callely claims

In the past I’ve spoken about the odd – unfortunately, odd – position the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday occupy in the national conversation… please Ireland, don’t sleep this time. Luke Byrne knocks it out of the park. Cracking journalism. A two-month investigation into the Fianna Fáil senator’s expenses claims show he was paid… Read More »

Digest – July 12 2010

Words go here. HOME Anthony’s attic archives; nothing changed, nothing gained. Abigail Reiley on life covering gory, and not so gory, crimes and trials. P O’Neill is so feckin’ sharp. Read that this week. On Brian Cowen, quotes from Seamus Heaney and public service performance. [Go read the post for context, t’is only a short one]… Read More »