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Is Brendan Halligan engaged in a massive conflict of interest ?


rash mulligan

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Brendan Halligan is currently the Chairman of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.

He is also a director of Mainstream Renewable Power, the company seeking to construct a huge wind project in the midlands. Business Profiles and Company Information | ZoomInfo.com

Is it not a bit dubious that the Chairman of a government body which issues reports on the (in) effectiveness and virtues (sic) of wind energy also directs a private company which seeks to benefit from the content of these reports ?

He was also the Chairman of Bord Na Mona when it was run like a Soviet style agency in the 1980's.

We have seen wind farms around the country sold (dumped) to semi-state bodies like Bord Gais for huge sums in the past.

After a little research I found that he would of had to issue a Statement of Material Concern take the directorship. However the general public has no right to see this document. Does anyone know how this document and it's contents can be verified by an independent source ?

Brendan has some CV it must be said.


Chairman of IIEA
Chairman of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
Managing Director of CIPA - a public affairs consulting company
Adjunct Professor of European Affairs (UL),
Honorary Doctorate of Letters (UCD).
Former Chairman of Bord na Móna
Former Member of the European Parliament
Former TD
Former General Secretary of the Irish Labour Party

However asking the fox to mind the chicken coup only works out for the fox.

And no I will not end my OP with the cliche "Banana Republic" as that would be an unprovoked insult to the good people of Honduras.
 


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Riding two horses at the same time is never a firm foundation for forward movement.
 

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"Is it not a bit dubious that the Chairman of a government body which issues reports on the (in) effectiveness and virtues (sic) of wind energy also directs a private company which seeks to benefit from the content of these reports ?"

Yes, looks like a conflict of interest from here. Others might opine that his CV says he has a lot of life experience. Not that it matters.
 

brughahaha

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Brendan Halligan is currently the Chairman of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.

He is also a director of Mainstream Renewable Power, the company seeking to construct a huge wind project in the midlands. Business Profiles and Company Information | ZoomInfo.com

Is it not a bit dubious that the Chairman of a government body which issues reports on the (in) effectiveness and virtues (sic) of wind energy also directs a private company which seeks to benefit from the content of these reports ?

He was also the Chairman of Bord Na Mona when it was run like a Soviet style agency in the 1980's.

We have seen wind farms around the country sold (dumped) to semi-state bodies like Bord Gais for huge sums in the past.

After a little research I found that he would of had to issue a Statement of Material Concern take the directorship. However the general public has no right to see this document. Does anyone know how this document and it's contents can be verified by an independent source ?

Brendan has some CV it must be said.


Chairman of IIEA
Chairman of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
Managing Director of CIPA - a public affairs consulting company
Adjunct Professor of European Affairs (UL),
Honorary Doctorate of Letters (UCD).
Former Chairman of Bord na Móna
Former Member of the European Parliament
Former TD
Former General Secretary of the Irish Labour Party

However asking the fox to mind the chicken coup only works out for the fox.

And no I will not end my OP with the cliche "Banana Republic" as that would be an unprovoked insult to the good people of Honduras.
Another 'socialist' that will never know unemployment or poverty as he can click his fingers and find a well paid state gig in some shape or form thanks to his political connections .....never mind the various pensions .....sickening
 

im axeled

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is this the same brendan who headed up one of the unions back in the day, the same brendan who either gave charlie haughy a present of a potrait of haughy, or perhaps it was the other way around.
 

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What amazes me the most is that the Irish media never ever thinks of figuring any of this out for years, when it is obvious that it stinks.

The Irish media - providing PR for those who practice gombeenism. For generations.
 

Colin M

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What amazes me the most is that the Irish media never ever thinks of figuring any of this out for years, when it is obvious that it stinks.

The Irish media - providing PR for those who practice gombeenism. For generations.
Because it is full of supporters for FF, FG or Labour.
 

brughahaha

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What amazes me the most is that the Irish media never ever thinks of figuring any of this out for years, when it is obvious that it stinks.

The Irish media - providing PR for those who practice gombeenism. For generations.
Nub of the problem ...... Irish journalists are all solidly middle class wannabees and/or frustrated politicians , they have no interest in changing or challenging the status quo or highlighting the repugnant level of cronyism and borderline corruption ....not when various favours may be needed or eviction from the small inner circle (that crosses all parties) of Irish society might be the cost
 

ygargarin

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But the newspapers won't, because none of the big parties come across as being 'good' on the issue of cronyism.
Didn't know Halligan was still around. I was vaguely aware that he was a pig in the trough type socialist but thought he had expired.
He's just another in an inglorious list of Irish "socialists" who've betrayed the people and the State.
Let his name go down in infamy along with Conor Cruise O'Brien's.
 

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Great thread. More faces and it starts to get personal.
 

The Herren

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Brendan Halligan is currently the Chairman of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.

He is also a director of Mainstream Renewable Power, the company seeking to construct a huge wind project in the midlands. Business Profiles and Company Information | ZoomInfo.com

Is it not a bit dubious that the Chairman of a government body which issues reports on the (in) effectiveness and virtues (sic) of wind energy also directs a private company which seeks to benefit from the content of these reports ?

He was also the Chairman of Bord Na Mona when it was run like a Soviet style agency in the 1980's.

We have seen wind farms around the country sold (dumped) to semi-state bodies like Bord Gais for huge sums in the past.

After a little research I found that he would of had to issue a Statement of Material Concern take the directorship. However the general public has no right to see this document. Does anyone know how this document and it's contents can be verified by an independent source ?

Brendan has some CV it must be said.


Chairman of IIEA
Chairman of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
Managing Director of CIPA - a public affairs consulting company
Adjunct Professor of European Affairs (UL),
Honorary Doctorate of Letters (UCD).
Former Chairman of Bord na Móna
Former Member of the European Parliament
Former TD
Former General Secretary of the Irish Labour Party

However asking the fox to mind the chicken coup only works out for the fox.

And no I will not end my OP with the cliche "Banana Republic" as that would be an unprovoked insult to the good people of Honduras.

When oh when will the deceent ordinary Labour supporter learn that the idealistic goal or utopia of equality and fairness for the downtrodden is just a dream. A great and good dream yes. Just like young men and women become nuns and priests to create a better world, that is their dream. But milking this goodwill and self sacrifice are men,slick smart men, who feed of the backs of this altruism. Far be it from me to suggest that Brendan Halligan is a bloodsucker .
 

rash mulligan

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When you consider both wind energy and Irish Public Service are both scams this situation really is a match made in hell.
 

Seanie Lemass

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Brendan also went, very rapidly it has to be said!, from being a "passionate" (everything anyone in the Labour Party ever does is "passionate" don't you know!) opponent of the EEC in 1972 to being a "passionate" 'European' and heading up another pro European sinecured quango.

The 70s were certainly socialist for Brenners, as were the 80s, 90s and noughties and now the noughtie teens. Of course his singular good fortune is based on his tremendous ability rather than the accident of having his chums in government. Perish the thought!
 

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What amazes me the most is that the Irish media never ever thinks of figuring any of this out for years, when it is obvious that it stinks.

The Irish media - providing PR for those who practice gombeenism. For generations.
It is not they have not figured it out, it is that they are all part of the Cartel that is Ireland.
 

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If anything this is worse than any of the toxic cross-directorships that existed during the Cultic Tiger.

It like finding out that Anglo Chairman Seanie Fitzpatrick was also on the board of the Central Bank of Ireland.

Stunned.
 

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