Posts Tagged ‘ fraud ’

News in Brief-Ireland Goes Blaa Blaa As Michael D Set To Visit Lizzy


Blaa, Blaa, Blaa, only in Waterford! That’s right, the floury nap has been given protected status so that the name Blaa can only be applied if the bread is made in the South East. They join Champagne, Cornish Pasties and Feta Cheese after a group of Waterford bakers united to prevent imitators.

A nun has had her claim for damages of €38,000 after a car accident quashed as the judge ruled the accident never happened. Sister Helen Ugbome, of the Nigeria-based Holy Family Sisters told the court she was hit in the rear of her vehicle by Edel Macklin from Glasnevin, while stopped at traffic lights. However Ms Macklin disputed the claims saying, she was stopped behind Sr Ugbome when she got out of her car, told Macklin she’d hit her and got her insurance details. The judge however wasn’t having it and suggested Sr Ugbome was in fact trying to claim an estimate of insurance after an accident a month previous. God giveth and God does taketh away. Continue reading

News in Brief-Optimistic Irish Love Their Mammies

The Social Welfare system has come into disrepute as a small group of staff members are investigated for diverting funds. This socially unfair practice has seen money transferred to personal bank accounts as well as “unworthy applicants” with eight cases handed to the Public Accounts committee. Continue reading

Disgraced Anglo Chief To Face Trial

Sean Fitzpatrick former CEO of Anglo Irish BankFormer Anglo Irish Bank chief Seán FitzPatrick is to face trial on 12 charges in connection with alleged financial irregularities at the toxic bank.

The disgraced 64 year old banker is accused of making false, misleading or deceptive statements in relation to at least €139 million worth of loans to the company’s auditors, Ernst and Young, over a six-year period.

Fitzpatrick stepped down in December 2008 as Anglo was subsequently nationalised and re-branded the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) . The collapse of the once prominent bank hit Irish taxpayers hard in the pocket, with €30 billion required to bailout the bank.

Greystones native FitzPatrick was remanded on continuing bail to appear before Dublin Circuit Criminal Court in three weeks time.

It is alleged that bankrupt businessman FitzPatrick did not inform the auditors about loans to himself and others that he had authorised, or about an arrangement between Anglo and Irish Nationwide Building Society whereby the latter loaned him money.Detective Inspector Ray Kavanagh of the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation served one of the 12 volumes of the book of evidence on Mr FitzPatrick this morning.

The remaining 11 volumes are to be handed to FitzPatrick’s solicitor.


News in Brief- Paisley Jnr Shot Down Over Racist Jibe As Pyjama Girls Among Celebration Of Iconic Dublin

pjsAt least January is over – only eleven months till Christmas – and with the months end comes the promise of Spring. Better weather, green on the trees and no chance of a pay rise this year for 10% of Irish retail staff. More than 17% surveyed also expect to cut bonuses and overtime as they struggle to meet the costs of overheads and a decrease in consumer demand. Continue reading