Glackin (Interim) Report

Thanks to the Oireachtas library becoming available recently, we now have full digital access to the fascinating Glackin (Interim) Report. While we have previously published the final Glackin report, in some ways the interim report is more interesting. This is mainly down to the detailed appendices.

The report involves such luminaries as now billionaire Dermot Desmond, now billionaire Joe Lewis, now billionaire JP McManus, Larry Goodman, Ansbacher Bankers Ltd, John Magnier, Lochlann Quinn, Michael Smurfit and Noel Smyth, among others.

For the record…

These are the most recent annual accounts for…

Friends of the Coombe Limited
Friends of St Patrick’s Hospital Limited
Rehab National Lottery Limited

The Great Corrib Gas controversy

Also for posterity, this is a late 2005 report by the Centre for Public Inquiry and the associated report commissioned by it, written by Accufacts, about the Corrib Gas pipeline.

The McCracken Tribunal report

Following on from the earlier publication of this report, we are now republishing it as a single page OCR version for easier searching and printing. Thanks again to Conor Ryan at the Irish Examiner for scanning the original.

Great Southern Railways Stocks Tribunal Report

This is the Report of the Tribunal of Inquiry into Dealings in Great Southern Railways Stocks between January 1943 and November 1943. With thanks to Conor Ryan of the Irish Examiner for scanning.

That Ugandan report on misappropriation of Irish aid

This is the report of the Ugandan Auditor General into the Office of the Ugandan Prime Minister. Ireland has suspended aid to Uganda in light of the scandal around an alleged fraud, reported to involve €12 million in aid last year from four countries: Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Ireland.

The Beef Tribunal report

Besides filing lots of FOI and AIE requests, is always interested in important reports. Some are harder to find than others. In the past we have published the (almost forgotten) Ansbacher Report in its entirety, the Glackin Report (final), which until it was published digitally here was only available in certain libraries. The Beef Tribunal was always on the list and today I can publish the report in (almost) its entirety. There about 19 pages left to scan.

I’ve published it over here in three parts. You can also download the full thing by expanding your view and clicking on ‘download original PDF’. I hope the digitisation of the report helps future students of history, students of corruption, academics and of course journalists.