Above: Clare Daly speaks at a Repeal protest. Her fiery speeches led to one of the most viral pieces of media ever rabble has ever put out. Clare Daly has been one of the few, along with Mick Wallace and Luke “Ming” Flanagan, consistently raising the cacophony of corruption in An Garda Siochana even as others around them play willful ignorance and ridicule them. rabble sent Sean Finnan along for a chat with the TD about a scandal the state just can’t seem to keep buried. Hi Clare, can … Read More
Catherine Murphy TD has revealed that she’s used burners (throwaway mobile phones) since the height of the Siteserv-IBRC controversy earlier this year.
In Leaders’ Questions today Mick Wallace appealed once more for a thorough independent review into what he called the “rotten” workings of NAMA. Amongst other serious claims he said there have been £45m in “fixer fees” by a company that the Government hasn’t disqualified from purchasing the Project Arrow portfolio. Full transcript of above video: I am a little taken aback by the position which the Tánaiste is taking on NAMA. I raised this issue with her before the summer recess, when I marked her card that all was not well … Read More
Mick Wallace has upset the cronies with more revelations on the “inner workings of this secret organisation” – NAMA. Addressing the hapless Enda Kenny at Leaders’ Questions today Wallace, who has done for NAMA what Catherine Murphy TD did for Irish Water, claimed that one NAMA insider provided favour for a developer in exchange for €15,000 in a bag. “There are many concerns, Taoiseach around the workings of NAMA. Cerebus expects to make a large fortune from the purchase of Project Eagle. The seven million that ended up in … Read More
Isn’t that what you do during an election? One Fine Gael website has a had a facelift while others have vanished. Prompted by an Irish Election Literature post about Fine Gael’s election victory 4 years ago we had a rummage through some of their archive. All those whizz band dot eye ee websites? Gone. We’ve been here before. The Five Point Plan they were elected on? Gone. Healthcare? Gone. Quangos? More of ’em.
Labour Minister Alan Kelly has apologised to Independent TD Mattie McGrath for telling him to “Fuck off!” during the debate on the Water Bill last night. Kelly had been in the chamber for 7 hours at that stage so most sane people would probably want to roar that at Mattie by then. It came during a day of more chaos as Kelly refused to stand over figures about Irish Water but repeated that they were figures “provided to me”. TD Stephen Donnelly figured out that not alone will Irish … Read More
Being a City of Culture ain’t about the free dinners and photo opportunities. Bock the Robber looks at how the people of Limerick took the power back. We’re three months into 2014 and Limerick City of Culture has finally appointed a director, but that’s only part of the story. It’s surprising how many people think Limerick is European City of Culture when in reality it’s a political ploy. Michael Noonan didn’t have the sort of funds Bertie Ahern possessed to buy elections. You’ll never see a Baldy-Bowl, but Noonan … Read More
Oireachtas Retort takes a look at the people employed to sell you your own water. Remember Citizens, ‘Water Is Free. I Pay For My Water’. Back in January, three years after the Troika’s arrival, the Irish media collectively decided to start caring about water. To their credit, they waited for legislation to pass before asking any awkward questions. Two weeks earlier, on the day Irish Water became law, the entire opposition walked out of the Dáil. Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan crossed the house with a glass of “glorified piss”, … Read More
The unpaid workers from Paris Bakery have occupied the premises on Moore Street. Gardaí were called and the owner Yannick Forel and staff were spoken to. It seems that undercover Gardaí on site were not going to prevent the occupation of the premises earlier today. Follows the statement issued by workers, see links at bottom for continued updates. UPDATE: Billy Wall from OPATSI Union (representing the workers) is denied access by Gardaí STATEMENT FROM OCCUPYING WORKERS: Paris Bakery workers stage sit in to demand stolen wages Wage theft is illegal … Read More
Independent TD Mick Wallace revealed new allegations made by a retired garda, Jack Doyle, in a 27 page dossier and called for the Government to appoint a new Garda chief from outside the country. The Irish Examiner reported that: Mr Doyle said a drug runner had told him there were opportunities to arrest the boss of a criminal gang but they failed to do so because “they have a senior Garda in their pocket”. The drug runner told Mr Doyle of an incident in Rosslare when returning with a shipment of drugs. … Read More