Government hired private jet despite availability of commercial flights
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Private-jet travel is up to 14 times more polluting than commercial flights By Conor O’Carroll The government has hired private jets to transport the Taoiseach to foreign engagements and summits despite the availability of commercial options. Over the past twelve months, hundreds of thousands of Euro has been spent hiring private jets due to the […] The post Government hired private jet despite availability of commercial flights appeared first on Village Magazine ..read more
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Developer who entombed badgers walked away with Probation Act instead of a conviction after promise to pay money to wildlife charities
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Con McCarthy paid €15,000 to walk away from conviction for unprecedented case of suffocating badgers near Citywest. By Donna Mullen. Con McCarthy, a developer, planned to construct a warehouse in Brownsbarn, Citywest, Dublin, and hired an ecologist, Brian Keeley, to conduct a badger survey in February 2022. Brian Keeley found two adult badgers bringing bedding […] The post Developer who entombed badgers walked away with Probation Act instead of a conviction after promise to pay money to wildlife charities appeared first on Village Magazine ..read more
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Inside the negotiations for Ireland’s new national park
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Government sole bidder on €11 million Dowth Hall estate purchase with millions more to be spent over the next few years. By Conor O’Carroll. The government was the sole bidder on the Dowth Hall estate, which was purchased for €11 million last year, documents released to Village Magazine reveal. The estate in County Meath, including […] The post Inside the negotiations for Ireland’s new national park appeared first on Village Magazine ..read more
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€75m spent on CEOs of commercial state companies in the last decade
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Half the CEOs of commercial state companies earn in excess of €250,000 a year despite pay ceiling By Conor O’Carroll. Just over €75 million has been spent on the salary and benefits of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of commercial state companies in the past decade, a Village investigation has revealed. The total salary of half […] The post €75m spent on CEOs of commercial state companies in the last decade appeared first on Village Magazine ..read more
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RACISTGRIPT’S JOHN MCGUIRK – telling lies and stirring up hatred against immigrants
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Dodgy Donegal County Council and its acting director of planning: still at it The post RACISTGRIPT’S JOHN MCGUIRK – telling lies and stirring up hatred against immigrants appeared first on Village Magazine ..read more
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Ireland needs better correctives to Fianna Fail and Fine Gael than the Greens and Sinn Féin
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The opinion polls show the Green Party marooned on 4% (or 5%), a disgraceful haul for the party with the agenda of the epoch but about right for a party that is abjectly failing on signature cli-mate targets The post Ireland needs better correctives to Fianna Fail and Fine Gael than the Greens and Sinn Féin appeared first on Village Magazine ..read more
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Village News Miscellany
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There’s been a bloody pothole outside the Village office for the last two weeks. It’s the size of a badger and right in the bus lane outside The post Village News Miscellany appeared first on Village Magazine ..read more
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Donegal County Council still at it, laughing in the face of national governance
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Minister for Housing sitting on Mulcahy Report on old planning dodginess for seven years, but it’s ongoing The post Donegal County Council still at it, laughing in the face of national governance appeared first on Village Magazine ..read more
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Golden visas scandalously short on oversight by deluded Justice Department NEWS
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2019 internal audit obtained by Village prescribed actions that were instead delayed pending an external audit: ongoing IIP investments not scrutinised at all after initial screening The post Golden visas scandalously short on oversight by deluded Justice Department NEWS appeared first on Village Magazine ..read more
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Mc not Doing WELL
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Former PD firebrand, Senator Michael McDowell, is doing only ok; and has lost his liberal, or any coherent, edge The post Mc not Doing WELL appeared first on Village Magazine ..read more
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