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talkies

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"the inability to bring to justice those whose self interest and greed so undermined our national wellbeing, is something that must end – and end soon," he said.

Jesus Wept!
 

Goodbody

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I can see what will happen next. The Greens will bring in some rushed, badly thought out wide-reaching playing-to-the-gallery legislation, which will spook the foreign companies in the IFSC.
 

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Will they jail the butterflies for flapping their wings ?

So what... teams of pointy headed economists acting as police , wandering around the ether.... pointing geiger counters at banks, and declaring
"You have caused a disturbance in the force, you shall be jailed!"


cYp
 

DeputyEdo

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Even if he did get it brought in, it wouldn't be retrospective, so all those responsible for the current mess, would just get to carry on as normal.
 

OceanFrog

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Hold on now lads ... this bill is badly needed.

And I think the Green Party should stay in Govt (taking the hard decisions) to see that this bill is implemented. Even if this takes until 2012.
 

powderfinger

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The master of speaking out of both sides of his mouth. There is no need for this nonsense. Bankers committed offences which are already criminal offences. Hiding personal loans, faking balance sheets, lying to Nama about the collateral for loans. Enough with the diversions and charge them already.
The IMF delegation should schedule a meeting with NAMA's Brendan McDonagh while they are in town.It might be helpful to them as they try to come to grips with the scale of corporate disgovernance which is now a hallmark of the Irish banking culture.
 

FutureTaoiseach

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"I believe that there should be an offence of financial treason, carrying a mandatory sentence and huge fines, that would be applicable to defined individuals working in financial institutions licenced by the Irish State. There would be convictions on foot of any decision made knowingly by such individuals that result in reputational damage for the country, an unacceptable economic cost, or a loss of economic sovereignty."
The Oireachtas would be pretty empty were that to come to pass, in the context of the EU Treaties negotiated by those parties in terms of the destruction of Irish sovereignty by pulling the wool over the eyes of the Irish people. :roll:
 

Sham96

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Hold on now lads ... this bill is badly needed.

And I think the Green Party should stay in Govt (taking the hard decisions) to see that this bill is implemented. Even if this takes until 2012.
Gormless is back
 

DaveMc

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:)Fair play to Boyle. Defining a law of financial treason with mandatory sentence will concentrate the minds of those Muppets who stuck two fingers up to the State and refused to reveal computer encryption codes to the police.
 

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I think Dan Boyle would be better served pushing Seanad reform, including getting rid of the idea of Taoiseach's nominees and putting an end to the practise of allowing failed politicans to continue to speak on behalf of the people who reject them at election.

Dan Boyle does not represent anybody but is a senator purely on the basis that Fianna Fail needed the numbers to form a government and him being offered a plum job was the price paid.
 

Libero

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Proposing more law while condoning the non-enforcement of exisiting law - there must be a word for that?

http://www.politics.ie/justice/45664-crippling-whitecollar-crimebusters-how-fianna-fail-did.html
Several words.

It's a nice touch that as well as ignoring how current laws simply aren't enforced, his proposed legislation pays no respect to the constitutional limitation of the crime of treason.

If Boyle wants convictions, the best thing he can do is help pull down the government. Even the crusty old Law Society can't believe the lack of convictions, and the explanation has to involve political direction somewhere along the line, or - at a minimum - Garda perception that vigorous investigation will not be politically rewarded.
 

imokyrok

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:)Fair play to Boyle. Defining a law of financial treason with mandatory sentence will concentrate the minds of those Muppets who stuck two fingers up to the State and refused to reveal computer encryption codes to the police.
Did that happen? If it did couldn't the individuals concerned be charged with obstruction?
 

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Green Party Senator Dan Boyle has announced today that he will be proposing a Seanad Private Members Bill into the Seanad to define the crime of "financial treason". The Greens say the new laws are needed to prosecute white collar crime and fraud.
Desperate Dan. If this is the Greens' response to what their pals in government have done to the country then they can go back to gathering frog spawn in their garden ponds.

This publicity stunt is as contemptible as their continued support for an administration that has plumbed the political depths by lying to the electorate over the last week about the IMF takeover of our affairs. The Greens disgust me. They put themselves forward as ethical barometers for FF. At least with the Fianna Failers we know what to expect: lies, croneyism, corruption and contempt for their voters. The Greens have sold their soul and in the process sold the country.

Dan can stick his Bill where the wind farm won't work. Then go back to his garden pond to join the other compatible life-forms at the bottom.
 

justme1

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The plane has crashed into the mountain!!
 

blackpitts

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Desperate stuff. Let me guess - a bill that can be introduced safe in the knowledge that it will not pass. What does 'financial treason' even mean? Grandstanding, nothing more.
+1

What a tool. Let's start by cut and pasting a few white collar crime laws from the UK and US and actually enforcing them.

And if he thinks financial treason has been committed he should look no further than his friends in cabinet and ask them to resign.

He really is an awful gobsh/te
 

Mister men

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Pathetic trying to pander to the people now.
 

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