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    Hypocrisy about Whistleblowing. Official Ireland is indifferent. This time about Donegal.

    Editorial, Village, April 2014 Gerard Convie is a whistleblower, but you won’t have heard of him. Over the last few years Village has helped a number of other whistleblowers whose cases are to varying degrees unassailable but have not been championed by the media or pursued by the authorities: Jonathan Sugarman on Unicredit Bank, Noel […]

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    No to free-market Europe

    Few countries elevate rejection as far as celebrating a national “No” day. But every October 28th Greece’s Oxi Day holiday commemorates the No with which it replied to a humiliating Italian ultimatum in 1940, a refusal to acquiesce that led to invasion. Greece is also the country whose stereotype is plate-smashing. The New York Times […]

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    The Equality Agenda

      Village champions equality: equality of outcome It was pleased to see gay people advance one step towards a particular equality with straight people, obtaining  the equal right to marriage. Ideally Village would take that equality further and extend it not just to the family based on marriage, gay or straignt, but to all families. […]

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    Diddled

    EDITORIAL  One of the biggest scandals in the history of the state, one of the greatest injustices, is now becoming manifest. The National Assets Management Agency (NAMA) which Brian Lenihan then Minister for Finance who established it, assured us would be a bailout of the (largely taxpayer-owned) banks is in fact a bailout of developers.  […]

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    Private prosecutions, again.

    Last year the prosecutions of Anglo Irish bank bosses fizzled out in community service for Pat Whelan and William McAteer, guilty of 10 counts of providing illegal loans to the group of investors known as the Maple 10 to prop up the Anglo share price. Sean FitzPatrick, the bank’s former chairman, was acquitted of engaging […]

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    Publish or … (Editorial December)

    In the following pages Village publishes the Ansbacher dossier which ‘Authorised Officer’ Gerard Ryan has been attempting to submit to the Public Accounts Committee. We print it because it seems to us there has been a whitewash to prevent investigation of its mostly tightly documented allegations of widespread offshore untaxed bank accounts being held by […]

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