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# SiteServ

Last year
# Investigation
Commission finds sale of Siteserv approved in good faith but was based on 'misleading' information
A Dáil debate is now being arranged on the findings of the report.
All time
# Dáil privilege
Denis O'Brien court cases have cost the State €340k in barrister fees
O’Brien had taken High Court and Supreme Court cases over utterances in the Dáil in a debate on Siteserv in 2015.
# SiteServ
Denis O'Brien's privacy vs Dáil privilege: Arguments in businessman's Supreme Court appeal
He’s also contesting the decision that he should pay the costs of the High Court case that went against him.
# SiteServ
Former IBRC chief says costs of inquiry could reach €100 million
The inquiry is investigating the sale of IBRC loans where there was a loss of at least €10 million to the taxpayer.
# SiteServ
Denis O'Brien has pumped millions into his Actavo business after swingeing job cuts
The engineering services firm was previously known as Siteserv.
# Next Move
Denis O'Brien to take his time pondering an appeal after 'disappointing' court ruling
He did say, however, that he was encouraged by some aspects of the courts’ judgement.
# ibrc
New law to grant extra powers to allow the Siteserv inquiry get on with work
The ongoing investigation into the IBRC and the Siteserv deal has been held up by strict issues of legal confidentiality.
# preparatory work
Catherine Murphy says she won't give up on pursuing Siteserv truth
The Siteserv inquiry is having problems, but Catherine Murphy “is not giving up”.
# breaking america
The company formerly known as Siteserv is going Stateside
Actavo is entering the US market for the first time.
# IBRC loans
There are a LOT of problems with the Siteserv inquiry
An interim report published this evening shows the IBRC loans/Siteserv inquiry is in trouble.
# refused
Pearse Doherty isn't allowed to ask Enda any of these questions
The Sinn Féin TD has had a number of questions about the IBRC inquiry disallowed.
# Explainer
What on earth is this Siteserv story all about - and why is it back in the news?
Denis O’Brien, IBRC and an obsessive TD are all part of tangled web of controversy.
Enda insists the Anglo loans inquiry won't collapse
The Taoiseach said he received a letter from Judge Brian Cregan last Friday about the difficulties the inquiry had encountered.
# SiteServ
The 'farcical' Anglo loans inquiry could be on the verge of collapse
The inquiry into the sale of certain loans by the former Anglo Irish Bank is in trouble.
# looming collapse
Damning criticism: Siteserv inquiry 'lacks powers' needed to investigate controversial sales
Emergency measures are being considered to keep the inquiry on track.
# Dáil wars
After several rows, Sinn Féin votes against IBRC inquiry - but it's still happening
Michael Noonan said he’s “confident” he has addressed the opposition’s concerns.
# media space
Talk of an INM move for TV3 dismissed as "highly unlikely" by the company
The cabinet is to debate media merger guidelines today.
# State of the Nation
Was there any 'nod nod wink wink behaviour' at IBRC?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# Kicked to touch
The opposition are worried the IBRC inquiry won't be out until AFTER the election
The Taoiseach has said it’s not possible to issue a deadline for the Commission of Investigation.
# The briefcase
Here's everything you need to know about business this week
Everyone was talking about Denis O’Brien and SiteServ, broadband wars and jobs for the grads.
# ibrc
I want proof, not a pat on the head and to be told: 'It's fine, go away' - Catherine Murphy
The independent TD said “serious questions” remain unanswered.
# New details
Missing files reveal Siteserv writedown was €9 million more than we previously thought
Previously undisclosed board minutes reveal new details about the Siteserv controversy.
# He Speaks
'I listened to a lot of hysteria': Enda breaks his silence on Denis O'Brien and IBRC
The Taoiseach has made his first public comments since the controversy escalated a week ago.
# SiteServ
IBRC inquiry: Department of Finance reveals details of filing error
Catherine Murphy found out via Twitter, but she’s very happy nonetheless.
# Denis O'Brien
Here is the article that Denis O'Brien's lawyers didn't want you to see last Thursday
On foot of clarification in the High Court today, republishes the article we first posted last week relaying Catherine Murphy’s Dáil comments.
# High Court
Denis O'Brien says he has "never experienced this level of abuse, venom and hatred"
In a lengthy op-ed in the Irish Times, he says that documents given to Catherine Murphy were stolen.
# Denis O'Brien
Enda Kenny silence on Dáil privilege controversy 'extremely worrying'
Media outlets have been warned not to report Catherine Murphy’s allegations about Denis O’Brien’s dealings with IBRC.
# Siteserv controversy
This former minister wants Enda to tell Denis O'Brien to butt out of politics
“I think it’s chilling that the Taoiseach has nothing to say on this, frankly.”
# siteserv review
'I'm horrified Irish taxpayers are being asked to write a blank cheque'
“Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god.”
# Freedom of Expression
"Mr O'Brien is a media baron" - RTÉ fights action against Denis O'Brien
The businessman is seeking an injunction against the broadcast of an RTÉ news item.
# Not happy
Murphy calls on KPMG to remove itself from Siteserv probe
A Fianna Fáil motion calling for an independent commission to be established has been defeated by the government.
# State of the Nation
Water charges will be taken from people's wages or dole
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# Conflict of Interest
Alex White: 'Sinn Féin operates on smears ... they can't be taken seriously'
Labour and Sinn Féin clashed over the Siteserv review … again.
"Get off the stage. Get off the stage": Noonan rounds on RTÉ in row over Siteserv FOIs
Things got a little heated in the Radio 1 studios this morning.
# Farce
We tried to find out who Siteserv's shareholders are ... it didn't go to plan
When in doubt, hit the F10 button.
# The briefcase
Here's everything you need to know about business this week
Everyone was talking about SiteServ, mobilegeddon and food-delivery wars.
# Prime Numbers
What percentage of men in Ireland have paid for sex? It's the week in numbers
Plus: How many abortion pills bound for Ireland were seized last year?
# Put up your Dukes
'Civil servants asking the right questions are being attacked over Siteserv'
Micheál Martin said Alan Dukes’ comments were “arrogant”.
# Dogged determination
The obsessive TD behind Siteserv revelations was asking the same questions last December
Catherine Murphy has been investigating the latest political controversy for sometime.