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37 pieces if art "missing" from the Dail.


Marcos the black

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Didn't see a thread on this, if one is already about please merge.

So it would appear that 37 pieces of art "have been misplaced following the largest changeover of offices because of the general election last year"

Over three dozen pieces of art 'missing' from Leinster House - National News - Independent.ie

So the OPW can't locate these items and it would appear that they went missing when the administration was changed last year.. when Ministers and TD's that were retiring or were not re-elected.
So not only can we not trust our Govt to run the country, but it would appear that even state assets are up for grabs as well too!!!!

" In total, a record 76 new Dail deputies were elected in February 2011 and took up their offices once the 31st Dail convened on March 9, 2011, all requiring accommodation.

Combined with that, a total of 45 TDs lost their seats and a further 36 retired and did not stand for election, who needed to vacate their offices within the Leinster House.

"Given the size of the collection under the auspices of the OPW, it is impossible to know where everything is all of the time," an OPW spokesman said.

The OPW said that while a number of pieces are unaccounted for since the general election, others have been missing since before that."
 

CptSternn

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Looks like the TDs have again found a new way to rob from the people.
 

Marcos the black

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Yet another reason to stop paying their pensions.
Do more than stop paying the pension.. If an ex TD or Minister was found to be in possession ofr an item of "missing" art they should be sent away for a long long time...
 

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"Given the size of the collection under the auspices of the OPW, it is impossible to know where everything is all of the time," an OPW spokesman said.

The OPW said that while a number of pieces are unaccounted for since the general election, others have been missing since before that."
In other word, all politicians are guilty. They already have schemes to avoid taxes, robbing Art is child play for these people.
 
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"Given the size of the collection under the auspices of the OPW, it is impossible to know where everything is all of the time," an OPW spokesman said.
Impossible? Really?

Often, when staff move offices, they take artwork they like with them and this poses great difficulty to the OPW and management staff in Leinster House to keep a track on them, the spokesman said.
The question is do they do the same thing when they move home. Why not when the OPW have no way of knowing what's going on. After all it's only taxpayers money.
 

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Didn't see a thread on this, if one is already about please merge.

So it would appear that 37 pieces of art "have been misplaced following the largest changeover of offices because of the general election last year"

Over three dozen pieces of art 'missing' from Leinster House - National News - Independent.ie

So the OPW can't locate these items and it would appear that they went missing when the administration was changed last year.. when Ministers and TD's that were retiring or were not re-elected.
So not only can we not trust our Govt to run the country, but it would appear that even state assets are up for grabs as well too!!!!

" In total, a record 76 new Dail deputies were elected in February 2011 and took up their offices once the 31st Dail convened on March 9, 2011, all requiring accommodation.

Combined with that, a total of 45 TDs lost their seats and a further 36 retired and did not stand for election, who needed to vacate their offices within the Leinster House.

"Given the size of the collection under the auspices of the OPW, it is impossible to know where everything is all of the time," an OPW spokesman said.

The OPW said that while a number of pieces are unaccounted for since the general election, others have been missing since before that."
It will just show you the types of individuals that are in charge of the State. So will there be a criminal investigation? Me thinks not.
 

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The OPW said that while a number of pieces are unaccounted for since the general election, others have been missing since before that."[/QUOTE]



From the above statement, the OPW have sat on their hands and allowed further thefts of State art?
 

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If this is true then it's an interesting insight into our elected representatives mind-set. So - they're rejected by the people and their reaction to being cut off from the trough is to take one last big swallow from it before they go - pathetic, but sadly not unexpected.

We seem to have a breed of self-serving gombeen politicians who know nothing about public service and are clearly involved in politics only to enrich themselves as much and easily as possible.
 

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Sounds like a good excuse for issuing a few search warrants. Twould be interesting to see what'd turn up.
 

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The OPW is one of the most incompetent of all state bodies. Wonderful treasures like Camden Fort have been sealed off from the public and left to rot. Thankfully, some voluntary action groups have been trying to address this problem. The OPW still do a terrible job of promoting and maintaining what the public are allowed to access.

Even the Irish Times featured an editorial not long ago advocating privatization.

A little anecdote: I tried to visit Camden Fort a few years ago for the views as well as to see the underground tunnels there. The whole thing was surrounded by an ugly, menacing fence. We managed to persuade the 'security' (a little old lady) to let us in. Then she went away without telling us, locking the entrance behind her. The underground network turned out to be sealed off anyway. Thus, we were left trapped in the admittedly beautiful spot. A mysterious fisherman eventually came by but wouldn't say how he came in or out. He actually recommended we jump a trench (which would have easily killed us) if we wished to 'escape'. When this proved unfeasible he produced the keys for the front gate and told us to keep quiet about it.

This is one of the finest examples of a Coastal Artillery Fort in Europe here.
 
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What about an amnesty to give those who 'accidentally' put the painting in the storage box with the old files a chance to return it ...../

If that doesn't work, raid all outgoing politicians houses, starting with B Ahern
 

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What is martin Cullen doing these days, out of interest?
 

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Art Gallery, is it?

Mr Cullen, we are delighted to report, has started a new life in Florida: he owns a luxury home on a golf course, drives a supercharged new Jaguar and is partner in a s************************y art gallery.

Despite ongoing treatment for his back problem, he is thankfully able to enjoy rounds of golf at his luxury gated development in North Naples.

And the cherry on the cake is that 58-year-old Mr Cullen has even found love with his partner in the art gallery – glamorous American blonde Mary Lou Parker-Slee.

Read more: Cullen's life of luxury... on our taxes: 'Minister for e-voting' quit in 2010 with a bad back - and a ¿120k pension. Now he has a new Jag, a Florida mansion... and new love | Mail Online
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If this is true then it's an interesting insight into our elected representatives mind-set. So - they're rejected by the people and their reaction to being cut off from the trough is to take one last big swallow from it before they go - pathetic, but sadly not unexpected.

We seem to have a breed of self-serving gombeen politicians who know nothing about public service and are clearly involved in politics only to enrich themselves as much and easily as possible.


There is no 'seem' about it.
 
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