An FOI of all business groups’ correspondence with the Taoiseach last year reveals growing concern from various business organisations over the risk of Brexit to Irish jobs. Over 28 letters relating to the impact of Brexit were sent from groups representing Irish business interests to the Department of the Taoiseach’s office in 2017.
The recent appeal decision by the Commissioner for Environmental Information highlights that during the previous five years search and retrieval fees have been wrongly charged by public authorities for requests for access to environmental information. The decision also provides a good opportunity to summarise how the provisions of Directive 2003/4/EC relating to fees have been… Read More »
Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin wrote to ECB president Mario Draghi in January asking for debt relief on the Anglo promissory notes. In a letter released to thestory.ie from the ECB, Martin stressed the importance of Ireland obtaining a deal on the debt, stating: The people of Ireland fully understand the legal constraints faced by… Read More »
Just in passing, here is a list of over 3,000 companies registered in Ireland with either “IFSC” or “International Financial Services Centre” in their address. It would not be a complete picture but it gives some insight into the variety of companies registered there. Thanks to OpenCorporates.com for the data. Download
Ever wonder where stories like this originate? Says Simon Carswell: From September 2008, as the Irish banking crisis deteriorated, Ms Drumm opened 15 accounts in eight banks in her sole name. Cash was transferred to the couple’s joint accounts or her own accounts, the trustee has claimed. Mr Drumm has yet to respond to a… Read More »