More punitive penalties for individuals and companies involved in white-collar crime are among a series of recommendations made by the former Director of Corporate Enforcement, Paul Appleby, to improve the detection and punishment of reckless and fraudulent behaviour.
Wed, 12 Dec, 2012
It is very welcome that Justice Minister Alan Shatter has supported the view offered by the outgoing director of corporate enforcement, Paul Appleby — retiring at 58 — that the time allowed to question those arrested during an investigation needs to be extended.
Wed, 29 Aug, 2012
Every now and then an event, an issue, a business collapse or an episode of wrongdoing comes to light that challenges the very notion that this is a society where the rule of law represents justice, that social cohesion and responsibility mean something beyond being hollow ballast for politicians’ hired speech writers.
Tue, 28 Aug, 2012
The length of time being taken on the Anglo Irish Bank investigation is deeply worrying. It is to be hoped that everything is being prepared properly to ensure that any prosecutions are warranted and, given the cost involved in the three-year investigation, then successful.
Fri, 03 Feb, 2012
With major questions hanging over the ongoing investigation into Anglo Irish Bank — the most serious fraud probe in the history of the State — the decision by the director of corporate enforcement Paul Appleby to reverse his earlier move to retire prematurely and stay on for six months, is to be applauded.
Wed, 01 Feb, 2012
WHEN he introduced the Criminal Justice 2011 Bill to the Dáil some weeks ago Justice Minister Alan Shatter promised that the legislation would “put an end to any hint of a culture that suggests the white collar criminal is a protected species”.
Fri, 03 Jun, 2011
THE Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) has said that a final determination from the ongoing investigations into the business practices of Anglo Irish Bank is still a long time off, as more information is due to be given to the Director of Public Prosecutions on the matter.
Fri, 07 Jan, 2011