Monthly Archives: February 2009

Did Shane Ross forget?

Last night I was trawling newspaper archives for information on the four Anglo names. I have already posted on Seamus Ross and Jerry Conlan. While searching for information on Gerry Gannon I came across this gem from the Sunday Independent … Continue reading

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Media strategies

Something important happened yesterday. The Sunday Tribune published reams of information on the Anglo Irish debacle. Even if they published 20% of what the did, it still would have meant the biggest story of the past month at least. What … Continue reading

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Jerry Conlan

Harlequin/Mount Carmel Jerry Conlan is a Naas-based developer involved with a company formerly known as Harlequin Healthcare. The company owns and runs St Joseph’s private hospital in Sligo. In 2004 the firm competed with another company to build a private … Continue reading

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Seamus Ross

Liam Lawlor In 1998 – Seamus Ross told the Mahon Tribunal in 2003 – Liam Lawlor “plagued” him for money. After a day at the races at Fairyhouse, Mr Lawlor asked Mr Ross if had any money. Mr Ross told … Continue reading

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4 names revealed

The Sunday Times have revealed 4 names they believe are part of the Golden Circle at Anglo Irish: Four of the 10-strong group of investors assembled by David Drumm, Anglo Irish’s former chief executive, are: Gerry Gannon, Joe O’Reilly, Seamus … Continue reading

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Anglo revelations

The crash just got crashier. From today’s Tribune: * At a meeting in September Willie McAteer, Anglo finance director, told the head of the Financial Regulator Patrick Neary the bank would be “managing” its balance sheet, to which Neary is … Continue reading

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Anglo Irish Bank report and PwC report

The report is out. Download it here. (Hover, or right click and save as..) Update: The PwC report was published at 9.20pm. Here it is. First impressions: It’s 44 pages long. Wasn’t this report over 700 pages? Seems as though … Continue reading

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Ulick McEvaddy has no idea

Or maybe he does, but has started spinning. His interview on Pat Kenny amounts to an opening salvo in what might be a PR campaign to prepare the ground for the eventual naming of the Anglo 10 (or 20). There … Continue reading

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The Anglo Irish 10

Update: The confirmed so far list is: Paddy McKillen Gerry Gannon Jerry Conlan Joe O’Reilly Seamus Ross John McCabe, builder. Patrick Kearney, developer. Paddy Mc Killen, investor. Brian O’Farrell, developer and auctioneer. Gerry Maguire, developer. Sean Reilly, builder. If I … Continue reading

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Two milestones this week. Firstly the blog I started in mid 2005, originally named Irish Corruption and later renamed Public Inquiry, is a finalist in the Best Political Blog category at the Irish Blog awards. I blogged on there consistently … Continue reading

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