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# taxpayer - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Gilligan will have to provide proof of income if he wants taxpayers to fund new home

It’s reported the convicted drug trafficker presented himself at council offices claiming he is facing homelessness.

# taxpayer - Sunday 20 March, 2016

€93,000 a week paid out for gardaí lunches and overnight stays last year

Gardaí can claim the allowance when they are further than 3.22 kilometres away from their base station for more than five hours.

# taxpayer - Monday 23 February, 2015

Why is Patricia Arquette getting criticised for her Oscar speech?

She called for wage equality “once and for all”.

# taxpayer - Saturday 14 June, 2014

'Should I go in and sit on my hands?': PAC chair defends call for health bosses to quit PAC

'Should I go in and sit on my hands?': PAC chair defends call for health bosses to quit

John McGuinness said it wasn’t an attempt to grab headlines.

# taxpayer - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Ask your council candidates to pledge to publish receipts for their expenses

The only way to affect real change in politics is at the ballot box. Ask you local council candidate whether they plan to voluntarily publish receipts for their expenses. If they will, tell them you’ll vote for them. If not, good luck and goodbye.

# taxpayer - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

German Finance Minister: 'Ireland did what Ireland had to do. And now everything is fine' ESM

German Finance Minister: 'Ireland did what Ireland had to do. And now everything is fine'

Wolfgang Schaeuble said that that retroactive use of the the ESM to recapitalise Irish banks was not probable.

# taxpayer - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Ireland sells €1 billion in Bank of Ireland bonds

Michael Noonan said the sale marks the start of the process of recovering money for the Irish taxpayer.

# taxpayer - Monday 19 November, 2012

Irish nurses and midwives to march against health cuts

The INMO is calling on its members to protest on Saturday against further cuts in health services in Ireland.

# taxpayer - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

"No surprise" as PTSB reveals €566 million loss for half year

The figures highlight the challenge ahead, according to new CEO Jeremy Masding.

# taxpayer - Friday 9 September, 2011

JobBridge companies want a pizza chef, a waiter and a personal assistant JobBridge This post contains images

JobBridge companies want a pizza chef, a waiter and a personal assistant

As well as a butcher, a baker and, er, a picture framer…We take a look at some more of the “intern” positions being advertised through the Government’s National Internship Scheme.

# taxpayer - Monday 11 July, 2011

Bank of Ireland shareholders to vote on removing €1.9bn from public bill

If a deal offering shares to bondholders is turned down, the bank will need a taxpayer top-up and fall under State control.

# taxpayer - Tuesday 10 August, 2010

TAXPAYERS IN BRITAIN AND IRELAND have taken majority control of the Arnotts department store after the European Commission gave its approval to the proposed takeover of the store.

Arnotts owes approximately €300m to Anglo Irish Bank and Ulster Bank, with state-owned Anglo claiming about 55% of the debt – meaning that the store owes about €37 to every man, woman and child in the state.

With Ulster Bank owned by Royal Bank of Scotland, which in itself is in public ownership in Britain, the remaining 45% of the company is now under British state control, with the company owing about €2.19 to each person resident within the UK.

The Commission yesterday gave the takeover its approval, saying the takeover would not impede fair retail competition.

Leading retail specialist Mark Schwartz, chief executive of Palladin Capital Group, is expected to be appointed chairman of the store’s new board, having worked closely with both the banks and the store in the last months.

The banks will likely make their appointments to the board in the coming weeks.

In a statement issued by Anglo last night the banks said they were “committed to Arnotts” and that they would not meddle in the day-to-day management of the store.

“They will not be involved in the management of the company but are taking the necessary steps to ensure that the company will be run by experienced professionals in the best long term interests of the staff, suppliers and importantly, its customers,” they said.

The trade union Mandate says it looks forward to working with the store’s new management.