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Garda culture must change – but it can only do so if all layers of force are onboard

Article in todays Irish Independent by Daniel Denison is professor of management and organisation at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) IN THE aftermath of Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan’s retirement, it’s important for An Garda Síochána to pay attention to the Garda culture if it is to retrieve its reputation in the coming years. […]

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Hiqa chair denies Fair Deal meeting was ‘conflict of interest’

Article from todays Irish Insependent THE chairman of the country’s patient safety watchdog told private nursing home owners at a “secret meeting” that they should appeal the fees they were offered by the State to care for Fair Deal residents and the scheme “lacked sophistication”. Brian McEnery (inset) said he told the nursing home owners […]

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Pressure mounts on Government to solve issue over pensions

PRESSURE has intensified on the Government to urgently amend the State’s pension rules, which have left thousands of women out of pocket and been the subject of days of political controversy. The Government yesterday suffered a series of embarrassing Dáil defeats, most notably on a Fianna Fáil motion that proposes an end to the pension […]

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PSNI Chief Constable rejects allegations

Article by Gerry Moriarty from todays Irish Times The PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton and other senior officers have rejected allegations that they were guilty of “criminality and misconduct” in the investigation of corruption claims against other senior officers.Mr Hamilton, the Deputy Chief Constable Drew Harris and Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton are among a […]

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Regulator defends pace of mortgage inquiry

And they give out about the pace of Investigations in Garda Siochana. Get off the fence!!!!!!! See article by Conor Pope Central Bank governor says investigation largest and most complex yet undertaken The Central Bank governor Philip Lane said the investigation into how 11 Irish mortgage lenders wrongly forced more than 20,000 homeowners off tracker […]

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Regulator discussed tracker scandal with Garda

Article by Conor Pope in todays Irish Times – Governor says banks tend to seek profitability to detriment of customers The prospect of Irish banks facing criminal proceedings after wrongly forcing more than 20,000 homeowners off tracker mortgages was raised by the Central Bank yesterday. However, after it was raised by the bank at the […]

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Government needs ‘roadmap’ to rectify pension imbalance

FF says women losing out on payments due to ‘bonkers and unbelievable’ anomaly The Government needs to set out a “roadmap” to deal with an anomaly in the pension scheme that sees thousands of women losing out on payments, Fianna Fáil has said. The call from the main Opposition party, whose abstention is needed to pass the […]

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Budget 2018: Reading between the lines of Donohoe’s speech

Minister’s plans on ‘more appropriate accommodation’, sugar and Brexit decoded Corrosive crisis “I am very aware of the corrosive impact on Irish society of homelessness. I am also aware that many people living in the private rented sector wish to find more appropriate accommodation or move to their own home, but at the moment cannot […]

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