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Why was this man left outside the room on the night of the guarantee?
# Sitting Around
# Sitting Around

Why was this man left outside the room on the night of the guarantee?

Jul 9th 2015, 6:14 PM 14,097 Views 11 Comments

Brendan McDonagh spent four hours at government buildings on the night of 29 September 2008.

Patrick Honohan: Brian Lenihan was "very cross" before I made THAT phonecall
# Bailout Secret
# Bailout Secret

Patrick Honohan: Brian Lenihan was "very cross" before I made THAT phonecall

Jun 25th 2015, 4:17 PM 12,568 Views 24 Comments

“I knew they wouldn’t be all that happy that I made the announcement, but I didn’t realise they’d be so unhappy.”

Revealed: The Department of Finance's secret 'Johnny Logan working group'
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Revealed: The Department of Finance's secret 'Johnny Logan working group'

Jun 24th 2015, 4:25 PM 25,123 Views 37 Comments

A former senior finance official has revealed secret plans were made in case Ireland defaulted from the euro.

'It's unfair to blame Brian, he's not here to defend himself' - Mary O'Rourke
# Fianna Fáil Family
# Fianna Fáil Family

'It's unfair to blame Brian, he's not here to defend himself' - Mary O'Rourke

Jun 19th 2015, 9:58 AM 13,549 Views 62 Comments

The former minister has said Brian Cowen’s evidence at the banking inquiry will be “very illuminating”.

'People want the drama of overpaid bankers and reckless developers, but it's not that simple'
# Good Guys Vs Bad Guys
# Good Guys Vs Bad Guys

'People want the drama of overpaid bankers and reckless developers, but it's not that simple'

Jun 18th 2015, 4:00 PM 21,133 Views 54 Comments

A former top official at the Department of Finance said we are leaving our children with a huge bill.

Out with the old: Bertie's office sold to fund Fianna Fáil's election campaign
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Out with the old: Bertie's office sold to fund Fianna Fáil's election campaign

Jun 18th 2015, 12:00 PM 18,720 Views 40 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Those banking inquiry leaks to the media have been referred to gardaí
# Whodunnit?
# Whodunnit?

Those banking inquiry leaks to the media have been referred to gardaí

Jun 16th 2015, 7:00 PM 9,983 Views 20 Comments

The plot thickens.

Footballer Ger Brennan, a leading No campaigner, joins Fianna Fáil
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Footballer Ger Brennan, a leading No campaigner, joins Fianna Fáil

Jun 16th 2015, 12:00 PM 29,018 Views 186 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

'A very serious matter': Who leaked this man's 380-page statement?
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

'A very serious matter': Who leaked this man's 380-page statement?

Jun 15th 2015, 3:54 PM 12,195 Views 20 Comments

Details of Kevin Cardiff’s submission to the banking inquiry have been reported in the media.

30 Days in September: An Oral History of the Bank Guarantee
# 6 Years On
# 6 Years On

30 Days in September: An Oral History of the Bank Guarantee

Dec 17th 2014, 7:00 AM 34,786 Views 67 Comments

What happened in the days and weeks leading up to the bank guarantee of 30 September 2008? TheJournal.ie presents an in-depth account from the people who were in the thick of it.

Aaron McKenna: Why are we still rewarding failure and sparing punishment in the public sector?
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Aaron McKenna: Why are we still rewarding failure and sparing punishment in the public sector?

Aug 2nd 2014, 8:00 AM 241 Views 72 Comments

The public sector employs hundreds of thousands of people, yet it rarely if ever actually dismisses anyone. It’s bizarre.

Auditors report €5 billion 'material errors' in EU accounts
# EU Accounts
# EU Accounts

Auditors report €5 billion 'material errors' in EU accounts

Nov 6th 2012, 5:21 PM 8,334 Views 19 Comments

The European Court of Auditors says the ‘overwhelming’ majority of payments were error-free, and formally approves the 2011 accounts.

Report on €3.6 billion accounting error may be published next week
# Accounting Error
# Accounting Error

Report on €3.6 billion accounting error may be published next week

May 14th 2012, 3:28 PM 2,360 Views 14 Comments

Both an internal investigation and external review have been completed, with Michael Noonan now left to seek government approval.

Buses, oil and Facebook passwords: the week in statistics
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Buses, oil and Facebook passwords: the week in statistics

Mar 17th 2012, 7:00 PM 4,438 Views 4 Comments

Plus: An all-time record for Irish exports, and how many of the government’s 109 TDs were in the Dáíl on Wednesday night…

€85k spent on hiring internal candidate to succeed Cardiff is 'best practice'
# Human Resources
# Human Resources

€85k spent on hiring internal candidate to succeed Cardiff is 'best practice'

Mar 12th 2012, 5:59 PM 5,534 Views 40 Comments

The government has defended the amount spent on hiring a successor to Kevin Cardiff from within the Department of Finance after details of the cost were revealed by TV3 News.

12 random items that convulsed Irish politics this past year
# One Year In
# One Year In

12 random items that convulsed Irish politics this past year

Mar 9th 2012, 8:30 PM 5,874 Views 2 Comments

Septic tanks, dry-cleaning receipts and Michael D’s knees – just some of the strange things we never thought we’d obsess about in a political context… but we do now.

Kevin Cardiff's Department of Finance successor named
# Secretary General
# Secretary General

Kevin Cardiff's Department of Finance successor named

Mar 6th 2012, 6:17 PM 5,110 Views 42 Comments

The department’s Second Secretary is stepping up to the top post following Cardiff’s appointment to the European Court of Auditors.

Prime numbers: The week in stats
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Prime numbers: The week in stats

Mar 3rd 2012, 6:59 PM 2,809 Views 3 Comments

Some people retiring, some people quitting, others starting new jobs, and some getting through an awful lot of printer ink…

Kevin Cardiff takes up Court of Auditors post today
# Court Of Auditors
# Court Of Auditors

Kevin Cardiff takes up Court of Auditors post today

Mar 1st 2012, 12:00 PM 1,843 Views 24 Comments

Former Dept of Finance official’s new role carries a renewable term of six years and a basic salary of €229,000.

External review of €3.6bn accounting error "under way" - Noonan
# Accounting Error
# Accounting Error

External review of €3.6bn accounting error "under way" - Noonan

Feb 23rd 2012, 4:16 PM 3,030 Views 27 Comments

The minister says he hopes to publish the results of internal and external inquiries into the error – depending on legal advice.

MEPs approve Kevin Cardiff's nomination to Court of Auditors
# Court Of Auditors
# Court Of Auditors

MEPs approve Kevin Cardiff's nomination to Court of Auditors

Dec 13th 2011, 11:27 AM 1,640 Views 26 Comments

The European Parliament has this morning approved the nomination of Kevin Cardiff to the European Court of Auditors.

MEPs set to vote on Cardiff's nomination for Court of Auditors job
# Court Of Auditors
# Court Of Auditors

MEPs set to vote on Cardiff's nomination for Court of Auditors job

Dec 13th 2011, 7:53 AM 772 Views 18 Comments

The European Parliament’s plenary session will vote in Strasbourg this morning, and is expected to back Cardiff’s candidacy.

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Dec 12th 2011, 7:56 PM 5,068 Views 2 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Good news for Kevin Cardiff, new twists in the hacking scandal; a challenge to Putin; and the buzz for ‘Tallafornia’ is only mighty.

Largest MEP grouping confirms backing for Kevin Cardiff nomination
# Court Of Auditors
# Court Of Auditors

Largest MEP grouping confirms backing for Kevin Cardiff nomination

Dec 12th 2011, 4:25 PM 2,075 Views 33 Comments

The European People’s Party, the largest group of MEPs, will vote in favour of Cardiff’s nomination to the European Court of Auditors.

Cardiff off the agenda at European and Irish committee meetings
# Kevin Cardiff
# Kevin Cardiff

Cardiff off the agenda at European and Irish committee meetings

Nov 29th 2011, 10:27 AM 856 Views 3 Comments

Neither the Oireachtas committee on EU Affairs, and the EU Budgetary Control Committee, are due to discuss the Kevin Cardiff situation at today’s meetings.

Government likely to get second chance on Cardiff nomination
# Kevin Cardiff
# Kevin Cardiff

Government likely to get second chance on Cardiff nomination

Nov 27th 2011, 8:15 AM 1,959 Views 9 Comments

European Parliament rules mean the full plenary vote now cannot give Kevin Cardiff the EU job – opening the door for a second nominee.

German MEP 'felt sympathy' for O'Shea after reading email
# Court Of Auditors
# Court Of Auditors

German MEP 'felt sympathy' for O'Shea after reading email

Nov 25th 2011, 4:46 PM 3,259 Views 4 Comments

German MEP Jens Geier also says it remains unclear as to whether the European Parliament can still seal Kevin Cardiff’s fate – due to confusions over voting procedures.

TDs seek urgent meeting with MEPs over Cardiff vote
# Court Of Auditors
# Court Of Auditors

TDs seek urgent meeting with MEPs over Cardiff vote

Nov 25th 2011, 10:05 AM 1,406 Views 21 Comments

TDs ask for a meeting to discuss Eoin O’Shea’s emails – as an influential MEP calls for a second meeting on Kevin Cardiff.

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Nov 24th 2011, 7:34 PM 2,562 Views 1 Comment

Catch up on the day’s biggest stories as well as all the bits and pieces you may have missed.

Column: Pity Kevin Cardiff – he never signed up for public scrutiny
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Pity Kevin Cardiff – he never signed up for public scrutiny

Nov 24th 2011, 7:20 PM 72 Views 35 Comments

Cardiff’s humiliation at the EU was a rare example of political transparency – something our civil servants are far from familiar with, writes Aaron McKenna.

In numbers: why you'd want to be on the EU Court of Auditors
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

In numbers: why you'd want to be on the EU Court of Auditors

Nov 24th 2011, 3:46 PM 6,650 Views 34 Comments

You might have to move to Luxembourg, but the pay and expenses regime would more than make up for the inconvenience…

Irish rep on Court of Auditors: I emailed MEPs to lobby against Cardiff
# Eoin O'Shea
# Eoin O'Shea

Irish rep on Court of Auditors: I emailed MEPs to lobby against Cardiff

Nov 24th 2011, 2:14 PM 5,564 Views 32 Comments

Eoin O’Shea admits to emailing two influential MEPs on the Budgetary Control Committee advising against Kevin Cardiff’s appointment.

Gilmore: Kevin Cardiff 'remains the government nominee' for EU job
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

Gilmore: Kevin Cardiff 'remains the government nominee' for EU job

Nov 24th 2011, 11:49 AM 1,214 Views 27 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore defends the nomination of Kevin Cardiff to the European Court of Auditors – and stands by his man.

Irish MEPs divided on Kevin Cardiff's rejection by EU committee
# Kevin Cardiff
# Kevin Cardiff

Irish MEPs divided on Kevin Cardiff's rejection by EU committee

Nov 24th 2011, 8:18 AM 1,562 Views 17 Comments

The Government will meet today to discuss the fallout from yesterday’s vote.

Kevin Cardiff still in with chance of EU job: De Rossa
# Kevin Cardiff
# Kevin Cardiff

Kevin Cardiff still in with chance of EU job: De Rossa

Nov 23rd 2011, 8:44 PM 3,079 Views 32 Comments

It’s not over yet, as committee rapparteur plans to recommend acceptance of Cardiff’s nomination.

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