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DaveMc

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Private or not , it still looks like Smurfit giving the two fingers to Ireland.
Smurfit is someone that I would have admired.
However, he seems to be removed from the ‘reality’ of our position at the moment, and the role that the two individuals played in bringing us to the point of bankruptcy.

In my opinion, Smurfit should be removed from his position as Hon Consul to Monaco.
 


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Fckin brilliant, this visit was meant to boost tourism, not kill it off altogether.
‘Tales from Monaco’ on Prince Albert’s dinner with disgraced Irish banker and politician:



:eek:What was a green party member doing in this company?
 
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:rolleyes:Amazing how the same names keep popping up time after time...especially one Charles J. Haughey!

...”Eamon Gilmore has said the dinner organised for Prince Albert of Monaco by Dr Michael Smurfit should have been organised through his department.

“We had nothing to do with it. It was a private dinner,” Mr Gilmore said. “I think matters like that should be worked through the department.”

The Irish Times understands that Dr Smurfit was appointed Ireland’s honorary consul to Monaco in 1988 at the instigation of the former taoiseach, the late Charles Haughey, and was appointed honorary consul for life. He also became entitled to the use of a diplomatic passport, something sources said was very unusual.
Mr Gilmore said he did not know anything about the circumstances of Dr Smurfit’s appointment or its conditions. Dr Smurfit’s office in Monaco said he was not available for comment”.

State had no role in dinner for prince - The Irish Times - Thu, Apr 14, 2011
 

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Today’s Sunday Times;
“Dr. Smurfit, the tax exile who owns a €10m home in the grounds of the K Club and a yacht that costs €180,000 a week to rent claimed €150 last year from the Irish Dept of Foreign Affairs to cover the cost of ‘telephone, stationery and postage’ incurred in his duties as Hon Consul to Monaco.

He claimed €314.93 in 2009, €120 in 2008, €200 in 2007, and €465 in 2006 according to the department.

He also retains 50% of consular fees he collects “but these are used for training purposes”.

michael smurfit | Search | The Sunday Times

:)Look after the pennies and the billions look after themselves syndrome?
 

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:rolleyes:Amazing how the same names keep popping up time after time...especially one Charles J. Haughey!

...”Eamon Gilmore has said the dinner organised for Prince Albert of Monaco by Dr Michael Smurfit should have been organised through his department.

“We had nothing to do with it. It was a private dinner,” Mr Gilmore said. “I think matters like that should be worked through the department.”

The Irish Times understands that Dr Smurfit was appointed Ireland’s honorary consul to Monaco in 1988 at the instigation of the former taoiseach, the late Charles Haughey, and was appointed honorary consul for life. He also became entitled to the use of a diplomatic passport, something sources said was very unusual.
Mr Gilmore said he did not know anything about the circumstances of Dr Smurfit’s appointment or its conditions. Dr Smurfit’s office in Monaco said he was not available for comment”.

State had no role in dinner for prince - The Irish Times - Thu, Apr 14, 2011
Worth highlighting
 

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Today’s Sunday Times;
“Dr. Smurfit, the tax exile who owns a €10m home in the grounds of the K Club and a yacht that costs €180,000 a week to rent claimed €150 last year from the Irish Dept of Foreign Affairs to cover the cost of ‘telephone, stationery and postage’ incurred in his duties as Hon Consul to Monaco.

He claimed €314.93 in 2009, €120 in 2008, €200 in 2007, and €465 in 2006 according to the department.

He also retains 50% of consular fees he collects “but these are used for training purposes”.

michael smurfit | Search | The Sunday Times

Look after the pennies and the billions look after themselves syndrome?

Very Good :D
 

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Well done to the fella who did this
 


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