For a reason known only to the gods, the Moriarty Tribunal released two massive and expensive reports, but did so as password protected PDFs. After paying at least €42m for the reports, I would have hoped they least they could have done was release plain old vanilla PDFs. But they didn’t. You can’t copy and… Read More »
As part of an ongoing process. The FOI requests log of the IDA from 2006 to 2010. In PDF: In spreadsheet format: Download spreadsheet.
Some time ago I sought a number of things from the IDA including lease agreements and a fixed assets register. I have now obtained these documents. I would like to credit the IDA with their handling of the request, it was on time, and all communication was via email. If only other authorities handled things… Read More »
The Sunday Business Post ran with a big story on INBS’s Michael Fingleton and his pension yesterday. Here is a report released to the Public Accounts Committee on his pension and pay arrangements:
This blog was largely on a hiatus during the election campaign. I’m quite ambivalent about campaigns, and don’t pay much attention to the horse race generally. Whoever wins, wins. A new government is about to be formed, so now it is important to look at what they are promising in terms of the goals of… Read More »
Irish Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan was on RTE Primetime tonight, and I was particularly interested in the final part of his interview. In relation to mortgages, emphasis mine: RC: We dont need to fight them of because no firesales. RC: The number of people who are now defaulting on their mortgages..the people who are… Read More »
The Irish Times reports that FF leader Micheál Martin has urged some sitting party Senators to stand aside and allow younger people to go forward for the Seanad election. Here is a sample of the letters sent to Senators yesterday (I have removed some information):