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    It’s A Crime

    And there was a lie in the Dáil. By Michael Smith. Factual Background to Alleged Crimes WhatsApp correspondence headlined ‘Leo Always Delivers’ first published in the Village Magazine of November 2020 showed then-Taoiseach Leo Varadkar transferred a confidential draft contract being negotiated between government and the Irish Medical Organisation to a friend of his, the […]

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    The Irish Times Suppresses the Big Stories.

    By Michael Smith. History The Irish Times title was revived in 1859 by a 22-year-old English army officer, Major Lawrence Knox, and run as a Protestant, Nationalist newspaper, reflecting Knox’s Home Rule politics. He stood unsuccessfully for Isaac Butt’s Home Government Association. By 1873 in the ownership of the department store Arnotts it was a […]

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    NAMA Shrugs Again

    State’s bad bank fails to take responsibility for another inept hit to the public purse as it improperly sells to someone connected to the original debtor, blaming IT systems. By Frank Connolly (November edition, Village) NAMA Chief Executive, Brendan McDonagh, appearing before the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (PAC), failed to deliver a credible explanation as […]

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    Garda Investigation Did Not Have FoI Material*

    Documents released to Village under FoI reveal false pretences behind €25,000 paid by Meath County Council to former employees of plant-hire company owed the money. By Frank Connolly Official documents obtained by Village have revealed in considerable detail the manner in which a County Meath businessman was defrauded by a former employee in 2008 and […]

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    Media failed in its duty on Covid

    Government should focus on the elderly, as it should have done in March; Varadkar and Martin both outrageously breached the lockdown. By Michael Smith Perspective The Covid-19 infection rate of Irish healthcare workers at 32% of total infections is the highest in the world. Nursing homes account for nearly two-thirds of deaths, while the international […]

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