2016 Drought plan would have ‘used drought situation’ to promote metering

Irish Water’s National Draught Plan from 2016 recommended focusing communications on ‘using drought situations’ to promote controversial policies like water metering, while no mention of climate change awareness was made.

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Politicians and their staff seek support for dealing with abuse from the public

First sitting Day of the 32nd Dail in Leinster House. Pic Maxwell’s

Increased pay to attract “high calibre” TDs and Senators, a room to gather and have “space”, and a confidential support service for politicians suffering abuse from the public are just some of the suggestions made in a survey of senior politicians in Leinster House.

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Documents DOJ claimed did not exist unearthed on Review 18 months later

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Documents which were denied under FOI by the Department of Justice on the basis they ‘did not exist’ have been unearthed upon review by the Information Commissioner nearly 18 months after the initial request.

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Court Filings: Property Developer Paddy McKillen launches legal action against IBRC

This is the court filing from Delaware reported in the Sunday Business Post yesterday, concerning legal action between  Paddy McKillen and IBRC.

The property developer has launched a massive legal action in the United States against the liquidators of the former Anglo Irish Bank.

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Clarion report on Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)

For the record, here is the Clarion audit on QQI, as reported recently by the Sunday Times:

A quango that regulates further and higher education qualifications has an organisational structure that is “not fit for purpose”, abnormal levels of conflict and distrust among staff, and a management team that is lacking in expertise, an audit has found.

The highly critical assessment of Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) was made by Clarion, a consultancy firm commissioned by the Department of Education to review the regulator.

Thanks to the Sunday Times for sharing the document.

http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3516009-Clarion-Organisational-Review-of-QQI-Final.html