The Law Society – the regulator of solicitors in Ireland – says that it publishes the names of solicitors against whom disciplinary action has been taken. Well it does. Sort of. Go over to their website and what you find in fact is a facility to search a database – not much use when you… Read More »
Deposits from Irish Private Sector by category. Central Bank data. Notice the rapid fall in growth of deposits from November to December 2006, and the subsequent rapid fall. Anyone know where the repo stats for 2008 are gone?
Fás is back on the news pages today, this time it’s about a “slush fund” which the Department of Enterprise Trade and Innovation is accused of ‘sponsoring’ between 2002 and 2008. The fund, also known as the Competency Development Programme, was a sort of grant scheme for organisations who were to use the money to… Read More »
While an appeal is currently pending with the Information Commissioner in relation a request seeking an export of the entire financial management system in use at the Houses of the Oireachtas, the Oireachtas were kind enough to release a portion of the information sought. These databases contain the expense claims of staff at the House… Read More »
Some time ago I sought from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA): 1) A datadump (or copy) of the entire Sun database insofar as such data relates to claimed expenses. The Department has released the data in question. Unfortunately it was released in PDF format (3,000+ pages), so it will take a little extra time… Read More »
We frequently hear talk of how much (or how little) legislation is passed by the Oireachtas. We also hear about Bills languishing at Committee Stage for years. Unfortunately the Oireachtas website isn’t very useful for discerning any patterns or where Bills are, or when exactly they were introduced. In an attempt to make this much… Read More »
CORRECTION: One of the headings was incorrect. It is travel and subsistence not mobile phones that the most money was spent on. Somehow the headings got shifted across in the totals column. Apologies. I’ve been messing with Gav’s spreadsheets. Here’s two one quick visualisationish (try saying that one out loud, radio students) thingy. This is… Read More »
As part of a broader set of requests for expenses, and other, databases I sought the expenses database (CoreExpense) of the Department of Finance since its inception. The total amount of claims in that time period (the earliest date being 2001) was €3.48 million in 39,241 rows. Some fields of the database were removed due… Read More »
Some time ago I sent an FOI request to FAS seeking the following: 1) All briefing documents related to the appearance by FAS staff, or their representatives, at the Public Accounts Committee hearings of February 2010. 2) A ‘datadump’ (MySQL export) of the entirety of the internal PHP bulletin board located at this address: http://intra.fasoffice.com/phpbb/… Read More »
These are the top 200 recipients of CAP payments in County Cork for 2009. The data is published thanks to farmsubsidy.org.