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Accountability, Accounts, SF/IRA and £1,325,400 Of Public Money


between the bridges

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A Sinn Fein spokesman said that the situation had been “resolved” and that it was a “non-story”. He said that he was unable to give any further information in response to Exaro questions.

Five days after that contact, in December 2011, Companies House received notification that Ms Ni Chuilin had resigned on November 1, 2011 as a director of Coiste.

After further attempts to contact Ms Ni Chuilin, a Sinn Fein spokesman said that she “has stepped down from this role due to time pressures”.
However, Exaro has established that, from August 31, 2008, Coiste was in breach of company law for its failure to file accounts. It missed a 10-month deadline to submit its accounts for the financial year to October 31, 2007.

Coiste continued to breach company law for four years by failing to file accounts until Exaro contacted it in December 2011.

http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/headlines/ex-ira-inmates-group-awarded-1-3m-grant-1-4968758

Imho it is completely unacceptable that a Minster is unavailable to comment on directorship, in a company financed by public funds, that filed no accounts for 4 years...
 
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Imho it is completely unacceptable that a Minster is unavailable to comment on directorship, in a company financed by public funds, that filed no accounts for 4 years...
She has to wait to be told by the inner command structure how to handle this inconvenient story. That it is a disgrace is neither here nor there for SF or their voters.
 

devonish

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Not a huge surprise, lots of slush funds for "community projects" as sweeteners to bed in the GFA, I'm sure a lot went to organisations which didn't exactly have high quality corporate governance procedures in place.
 

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She has to wait to be told by the inner command structure how to handle this inconvenient story. That it is a disgrace is neither here nor there for SF or their voters.
Why would SF voters care? Frauding the British state is something all Republicans would support. :)
 

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Why would SF voters care? Frauding the British state is something all Republicans would support. :)
It's essentially about what the whole situation incorporates. If true, unacceptable.
 

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Ex-IRA prisoners who received European Union funding through an organisation exposed for failing to comply with company law have been granted more money.

The Northern Irish and Irish governments backed the EU’s decision to give the additional funding to Coiste Na N-Iarchimi, a UK-registered company based in Belfast whose name means “committee of ex-prisoners”.Exaro, the investigative website, revealed last month that the EU gave £1.3 million to support ex-IRA prisoners through Coiste, even though the organisation was in breach of company law by failing to file accounts.

But Exaro (ExaroNews: Investigative journalism and analysis | ExaroNews) has established that the EU is to give Coiste and its network of 12 ex-prisoner organisations an additional £5,250,300 for peace-keeping projects.



Coiste continued to breach company law for four years by failing to file accounts until Exaro contacted it in December 2011.
More money for ex-IRA prisoners - Regional - Belfast Newsletter

At this rate Willie must be due some dosh just to keep things Fair...
 

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More money for ex-IRA prisoners - Regional - Belfast Newsletter

At this rate Willie must be due some dosh just to keep things Fair...

The Belfast Newsletter is fast becoming my favourite media outlet BTB (Provided the basis for my thread just there now, check it out BTB :p), how much is a year's subscription? Beats the A/Town News for bullshi..., sorry 'big stories' hands down, feck, they even got an exclusive with Wilbert on his release from the clink!:D
 

between the bridges

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So guys ye are perfectly happy for public funds to go to a company that failed to keep accounts, would that be a FAIR assessment...
 

theloner

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So guys ye are perfectly happy for public funds to go to a company that failed to keep accounts, would that be a FAIR assessment...
Wrong thread. The G8 one is over there.
 

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Why would SF voters care? Frauding the British state is something all Republicans would support. :)
So SF voters don't care about the "bankers, bondholders, speculators and property developers" who rip off the Brits even if they are just as guilty of doing it to the Irish too?
 

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So SF voters don't care about the "bankers, bondholders, speculators and property developers" who rip off the Brits even if they are just as guilty of doing it to the Irish too?
That's an issue for the English parliament and government. Not my concern.
 

devonish

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That's an issue for the English parliament and government. Not my concern.
Dream on buddy, it's a refflection of a state of mind where you think the world owes you a living and you feel no obligation to contribute whether it's the UK or the Republic, it's called "Knacker syndrome".
 
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