Monthly Archives: April 2009

Carr Mills Property Development

Here is the Memo of Association. The firm is directed by property developer Enda Hunston. Taoiseach Brian Cowen is related to the firm in this story. I wonder what Mr Hunston’s history is. In March 2004, Mr Hunston claimed his … Continue reading

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The Ansbacher report

I got my hands on a PDF version of the report. It was nowhere to be found on the internet until today. There are dozens of appendices, which I hope to add soon. This is part of my effort to … Continue reading

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South County Dublin Development Plan

Developers in bid to push ahead with rezoning of 280 acres in west Dublin Screamed the headline in the Sunday Tribune a few weeks back. It reminded me of some of the headlines that surrounded rezonings back in the early … Continue reading

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Colbert and Dan Maffei

Yet another Colbert classic:

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Obama on exceptionalism

James Fallows praises Obama here. At the same conference Obama referred to the language of Austria as “Austrian”. Ouch. It didn’t look like a “casualism” either. I was watching Hannity earlier and he managed to equate Obama’s reference to Greece … Continue reading

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Ansbacher account holders

Just for the record: Category A: List of persons who beneficially owned funds in Ansbacher 281 Category B: List of persons who were clients of Ansbacher through College Trustees Category C: List of persons who were clients of Ansbacher through … Continue reading

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Brian Cowen pre-Budget

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Michael Fingleton

I’ve been stewing over Mr Fingleton for some time now, and the page one stories on the Irish Times and the Sunday Independent last week only served to heighten my curiosity. There are, I think, a number of questions that … Continue reading

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Colbert and newspapers

An instant Colbert classic:

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$1 trillion for the IMF

A nice round figure. But where will the money come from? Gold perhaps? Discussion at a summit of G20 world leaders about selling International Monetary Fund gold to raise extra funds refers to sales over and above existing plans, a … Continue reading

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