Things may be a little quieter around here, as Mark goes on to bigger and better things. But I will still be plugging away – and I have some interesting stuff in the pipeline. 2011 should be fun.
I just signed a contract to work with RTE for the next number of months. For that reason I’ll be on sabbatical from this website for the next while. I have previously worked with RTÉ (I was ‘Lucy‘, for example) on a day-pay basis but this contract stipulates that I commit to providing RTÉ with… Read More »
Some interesting yuletide notices from Iris Oifigiul: COMPANIES ACTS 1963-2009 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF A RECEIVER PADDY BURKE (BUILDERS) LIMITED (In Receivership) Notice is hereby given that on 21 December, 2010, the National Asset Management Agency (‘‘NAMA’’), under powers conferred upon it by the National Asset Management Agency Act 2009 (the ‘‘NAMA Act’’) and Indentures… Read More »
This is a list of over 1,000 Anglo Irish Bank subsidiaries or related companies, with a path of minimum 25.01% of control – known shareholders. Most of the companies are British registered, and can be up to 9 times removed from the parent (ie – subsidiaries of subsidiaries of subsidiaries and so on). If you… Read More »
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Some time ago I sought information on certain emails between the Department of Finance and other organisations. The request was refused on volume grounds (I am appealing), but in the internal review the Department broke down email volumes for the period I requested, September 1, 2007 to June 30, 2009. Here is the breakdown: The… Read More »
I recently sought details of staff travel at Dublin City Council. Under the Environmental Regulations I obtained details of staff travel for the period July to September: Spreadsheet
This is all claims for expenses from people working in the HSE from 2007 to mid 2010. The total comes to €260,450,676.60. Contextual documents: FOI letter Internal review decision Expenses context HSE South: €39,532,886.69, 23,415 rows, 15.18% of the total claimed HSE South 2007 HSE South 2008 HSE South 2009 HSE South 2010 (to end… Read More »
As mentioned previously, I am arguing that Anglo Irish Bank is a public authority for the purposes of the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) (SI 133/2007). Here is my reply to Anglo’s submission: 45265301-ANGLOReply (PDF) 45265301-ANGLOReply (Text)
A follow up from myself and Lorcan’s post last month on how much liquidity the Irish Central Bank is providing to Irish banks. November data has just been released and the figures are stark, a jump from €34bn in October to €44.67bn in November: Of course that’s not the only story. Lending to euro area… Read More »