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#Kevin Cardiff

# kevin-cardiff - Thursday 9 July, 2015

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

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

# kevin-cardiff - Thursday 25 June, 2015

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

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

# kevin-cardiff - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Revealed: The Department of Finance's secret 'Johnny Logan working group' Banking Inquiry This post contains videos

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

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

# kevin-cardiff - Friday 19 June, 2015

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

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

# kevin-cardiff - Thursday 18 June, 2015

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

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

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

# kevin-cardiff - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

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

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

# kevin-cardiff - Monday 15 June, 2015

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

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

# kevin-cardiff - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

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

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

# kevin-cardiff - Saturday 2 August, 2014

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

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

# kevin-cardiff - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

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

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

# kevin-cardiff - Monday 14 May, 2012

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

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

# kevin-cardiff - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Buses, oil and Facebook passwords: the week in statistics

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

# kevin-cardiff - Monday 12 March, 2012

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

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.

# kevin-cardiff - Friday 9 March, 2012

12 random items that convulsed Irish politics this past year One Year In This post contains images

12 random items that convulsed Irish politics this past year

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 - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Kevin Cardiff's Department of Finance successor named

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

# kevin-cardiff - Saturday 3 March, 2012

Prime numbers: The week in stats

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

# kevin-cardiff - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Kevin Cardiff takes up Court of Auditors post today

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

# kevin-cardiff - Thursday 23 February, 2012

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

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

# kevin-cardiff - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

MEPs approve Kevin Cardiff's nomination to Court of Auditors

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

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you should know this morning…

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

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

# kevin-cardiff - Monday 12 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday

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

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

# kevin-cardiff - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Cardiff off the agenda at European and Irish committee meetings

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.

# kevin-cardiff - Sunday 27 November, 2011

Government likely to get second chance on Cardiff nomination

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

# kevin-cardiff - Friday 25 November, 2011

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

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

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 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know by 9am: Calls for second MEP vote on Cardiff, RTÉ denies prejudice allegations, families at ‘breaking point’ – and a busy day for US shoppers

# kevin-cardiff - Thursday 24 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday

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

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.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

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 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

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know by 9am: How do you solve a problem like Kevin Cardiff? How do ministers claim a little-known €3,500 tax rebate? And what is the USA’s top export?

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

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

# kevin-cardiff - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

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

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

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