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Tag Archives | Ireland

Fear And Loathing in Dublin

Once again, my friend Jonathan Sugarman, the Irish/UniCredit whistleblower, is to appear before a public body and attempt to put on the record what those in power and their friends in the banks have tried for a decade to suppress. On Thursday Jonathan is to testify before The Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach. […]

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Whistleblowing and Immunity in Ireland

Immunity from Prosecution is an slightly odd concept – but nowhere is it so odd as it is in Ireland it would seem. A Prosecution service (such as a Director of Public Prosecution) will occassionally grant Immunity to someone so they can testify against others without what they say being used to implicate themselves in […]

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Unpleasantness in Belgium, Silence in Ireland.

A small storm has begun to form in Belgium this morning. The centre of the storm is a comment made on a Belgian television documentary (begins 26 minutes in) by none other than Jonathan Sugarman, AKA WhistleblowerIRL, whom the Village Magazine called the most significant whistleblower in Ireland. You have to hand it to Sugarman. He has […]

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Ireland was Germany’s Off-shore Tart – PART 2 – The US connection

Part two. Before I get stuck in, I want to make it clear. it is not my intent to paint Depfa as angels and HRE as devils. Depfa did stupid things.  Their funding problems were not so dissimilar to Northern Rock’s. But Depfa had far better assets.  And therein is part of the story. So […]

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Ireland was Germany’s off-shore tart

Now that Mr Cowen has lost control of his party, coalition and country, the Irish can expect to be bullied and hectored from all sides. It is more important than ever for Ireland to defend herself against the claims that she owes the rest of us. She doesn’t. Every European bank exposed to Irish loans, […]

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What Ireland teaches us all

The future for a great many countries is already out there. One of the best places to see how it will be is Ireland. A few weeks ago the triumphant headline was ‘Ireland out of recession’. And the articles that went with the headline were full of ‘growth’ and ‘bounce’ and ‘exports’. They were all […]

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