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IFTA Reveals Shortlist Of Nominees


The Irish Film and Television Academy have announced the shortlist of nominees in 40 strongly contested categories for the 11th annual Irish Film and Television Awards, which takes place on Saturday 5th April at the DoubleTree at Hilton Burlington Road and broadcast primetime on RTÉ ONE (reaching 1.24 Million viewers last year).

Nominations are announced in categories across film and television, celebrating the highest standard of Irish talent over the past twelve months. All IFTA’s categories have been shortlisted by Members of the Irish Film & Television Academy alongside a select Jury panel of industry experts from around the world.  IFTA received 311 titles submitted for consideration in the 2013 Awards. Continue reading

Fingers – The Man Behind The Money

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What happens when one of Ireland’s most powerful bankers doles out huge sums of money, in the form of unsecured loans, to a golden circle of developers and politicians, eventually running into billions and causing Irish Nationwide building society to collapse in its own filth? You give him €1 million in bonus money, an €11,500 watch and send him smiling out the door, of course.

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Fingleton Faces The Music Once More

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Former chief executive of Irish Nationwide building society, Michael Fingleton, is once more facing pressure to pay back a €1 million bonus which he was paid before leaving the building society in 2009.

Over the years, Fingleton has rebuffed criticism and calls to return the bonus, saying that he won’t do so on a matter of principle. Fingleton has claimed that a previous agreement with the then government would have seen him return the sum in exchange for essentially leaving him and his finances alone. Enraged that the government had the temerity to investigate the once powerful INBS chief, he reneged on his public agreement to repay the sum of money.

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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.