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The DDDA reports


hammer

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Phil Hogan doing a fantastic job on this. Making life even more uncomfortable for BIFFO ( a man that looks like a bulldog chewing a wasp ) if that is possible :) :)
 

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The relationship between the DDDA, Anglo and some of FFs favourite Developers/Donors has the potential to blow the hind legs off anything uncovered at the planning tribunals, for sheer size and scale of the corruption involved in my opinion.

So expect every weapon in FFs armoury to be used in the attempt to cover up this one.
 

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It might be time to investigate what actually happened the proceeds of the sale €412 m.
 

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Nice work.

I've started reading and it looks like the DDDA was a cesspit where good corporate governance was non-existent.
Among the recomendations (can we assume that these were not previously adhered to?)

- cash should not be allowed be withdrawn off company credit cards. - No limits or guidance were placed on the company's travel credit card nor were there any rules on permissable hotel, flight or meal costs.
- There was no policy on employee expenses or who could claim expenses.
- Cheques were written prior to approval of project directors, meaning it was extremely difficult to control costs.
- Estimates of fees from legal counsel should be sought.


The reports also states that "the Minister in making appointments to the board should consider the skills mix."

What, you mean Bertie 'won it on the nags' Ahern should not have been appointing buddies to top positions on the DDDA?
 

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FF aren`t taking it too seriously. They had Bugsys brother (?) on Primetime 2night. Miriam had to spoon feed him the questions.

We are where we are, eventhough his shtface Taoiseach & Dickey may have cost the state €500 million on this site alone
 

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FF aren`t taking it too seriously. They had Bugsys brother (?) on Primetime 2night. Miriam had to spoon feed him the questions.

We are where we are, eventhough his shtface Taoiseach & Dickey may have cost the state €500 million on this site alone
Yes, the "We are where we are, let's move on from here" reply had all the hallmarks of a rehearsed response as to how divert any questions about Brian Cowen signing off on the DDA's involvement with the Irish Glass Bottle site.
 

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In the 70s and 80s, FF used to sell planning info to Developer friends.

They would use the inside information they had with regard to rezoning and sell it to Developers for cash.

They would then sell their ability to influence planning decisions.

After the planning tribunals exposed this behaviour, it was stopped.

FF then decided to, more or less privatise into party ownership, a prime development area ( the dublin docklands ) and legalise the old system of selling planning permissions to party donors, by handpicking the board of the DDDA and giving it the power to grant planning without the need for scrutiny by local councils and An Bord Pleanala.

And just like the good old days, they get to continue in Govt and we get to pick up the bill.

When is this country going to stop taking it up the arse from these corrupt parasites?
 

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Yes, the "We are where we are, let's move on from here" reply had all the hallmarks of a rehearsed response as to how divert any questions about Brian Cowen signing off on the DDA's involvement with the Irish Glass Bottle site.
You nearly wouldn`t mind if we were talking about signing blank cheques like Bertie that cost us a few grand :)

But a possible cost of €500 million and a interest bill of €16 million both Bugsy Malone 2 and John Gormless couldn`t give a figure ( :) ) as to the potential cost to the taxpayer.

€500,000,000 which would pay the worst leader in the Western World his salary for 2,000 years
 

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Did anyone notice Cowens reply about McGuinness today he sounded to me likE a man who is about to fire in the towel, Listening to the programmes tonight about the DDA this is serious for
Cowen, Regan metioned this before if he gets his teeth in , it could be dangerous, I have a feeling journalists will be digging also,
 

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It is time for the Revenue to audit all bank accounts of all TDs, councillors, political advisors, hangers on, consultants, wives & children.
 

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The FF TD on the Late Debate can only protest about FG releasing this "just like they did with the Tracey Faye report". I despair.
 
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