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# ray-burke - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Explainer: Why are the Tribunals back in the news?
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Explainer: Why are the Tribunals back in the news?

Jan 17th 2015, 8:30 AM 8,527 Views 25 Comments

Ray Burke was on the front pages this week. No, it’s not 2002 again. Read on…

# ray-burke - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Check out this video of Fianna Fáil minister Ray Burke 'baring his soul' to the Dáil in 1997
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# Back In The Day

Check out this video of Fianna Fáil minister Ray Burke 'baring his soul' to the Dáil in 1997

Aug 31st 2014, 5:30 PM 11,695 Views 38 Comments

Four months after Fianna Fáil’s return to power, the new minister is embroiled in controversy.

# ray-burke - Monday 24 March, 2014

In 85 years, just seven TDs have resigned from the Dáil. Who and why?
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# Bye Bye

In 85 years, just seven TDs have resigned from the Dáil. Who and why?

Mar 24th 2014, 8:30 PM 41,889 Views 58 Comments

Excluding those who have resigned their seat to take up another political position or ill-health, there have been just a handful of resignations from parliament over principle or controversy down the years. Who are they? And why have there been so few?

# ray-burke - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Haughey government decided ministers should get a safe and shredder in their homes
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# State Papers

Haughey government decided ministers should get a safe and shredder in their homes

Dec 31st 2013, 5:00 PM 9,217 Views 32 Comments

If they required them, that is. The Fine Gael-led coalition tried to get them back in 1983 after they came to power.

# ray-burke - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

The who’s who of the Mahon Tribunal
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# Mahon

The who’s who of the Mahon Tribunal

Jul 31st 2013, 8:29 PM 19,164 Views 36 Comments

The longest-running inquiry in the history of the State has concluded its report – these were some of the names it focused on.

Mahon Tribunal timeline: From whistleblower to digouts
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# Mahon

Mahon Tribunal timeline: From whistleblower to digouts

Jul 31st 2013, 11:28 AM 9,979 Views 20 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know to get to grips with the planning and permission tribunal of inquiry, which published its final chapter this morning.

# ray-burke - Saturday 14 July, 2012

New RTÉ head hails 'great people' after staff warned over tweets
# Appointment
# Appointment

New RTÉ head hails 'great people' after staff warned over tweets

Jul 14th 2012, 12:08 PM 9,354 Views 34 Comments

Staff at the State broadcaster used Twitter to congratulate Kevin Bakhurst on his new role before being warned by the chief news editor to rein it in.

# ray-burke - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Mahon whistleblower James Gogarty left with €1m legal costs
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# James Gogarty

Mahon whistleblower James Gogarty left with €1m legal costs

Apr 24th 2012, 11:20 AM 2,879 Views 10 Comments

James Gogarty incurred legal costs of over €4.5 million for Mahon – but the State was only willing to cover €3.56 million.

# ray-burke - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

Column: ‘I thought it would last two months’ – the man whose ad led to Mahon
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# Opinion

Column: ‘I thought it would last two months’ – the man whose ad led to Mahon

Mar 27th 2012, 7:30 PM 295 Views 15 Comments

Colm Mac Eochaidh, one of the two men whose offer of a £10,000 reward for information about planning corruption led to the Mahon Tribunal, reflects on the past 15 years.

# ray-burke - Saturday 24 March, 2012

Power, payments, politicians and planning: the Mahon Tribunal in numbers
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# Mahon

Power, payments, politicians and planning: the Mahon Tribunal in numbers

Mar 24th 2012, 7:00 PM 5,443 Views 25 Comments

How much did the report cost per page? How many times does it mention ‘corruption’? And who opposed setting it up?

# ray-burke - Thursday 22 March, 2012

"Will we f**k": The Mahon Tribunal in quotes
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# Mahon

"Will we f**k": The Mahon Tribunal in quotes

Mar 22nd 2012, 8:00 AM 9,039 Views 12 Comments

From Bertie Ahern and his Holy Communion money to the Bailey brothers laughing at the idea of getting a receipt, here’s some of the most striking quotes from the Mahon Tribunal over the past 15 years.

# ray-burke - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

In full: what former ministers get after the government's new levy
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# Pensions

In full: what former ministers get after the government's new levy

Nov 30th 2011, 10:08 AM 7,102 Views 47 Comments

We’ve gone through the list of ministerial pensions to see precisely how each living former minister is hit by the various levies.

# ray-burke - Friday 30 July, 2010

Dublin Airport to be renamed The Jedward?
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From The Daily Edge
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Dublin Airport to be renamed The Jedward?

Jul 30th 2010, 10:56 AM 343 Views 0 Comments

Ryanair are offering a few choice names, as the government consider renaming the airport.