The multi-millionaire businessman, Larry Goodman, attempted to squeeze further concessions out of the Charles Haughey-led government in 1987, despite having already secured one of the largest ever state grants for a private company.
Sat, 30 Dec, 2017
The new National Lottery had major concerns in 1987 that its success could be threatened by a rival lottery being set up by two charities which it feared was exploiting legal loopholes restricting the size of jackpots.
Sat, 30 Dec, 2017
THE haughty arrogance of Jean Claude Trichet, who last week snubbed Ireland’s banking inquiry and insisted that Oireachtas members attend upon him at his venue of choice, is trumped only by his gross insensitivity to the memory of the former finance minister, the late Brian Lenihan.
Tue, 05 May, 2015
Former tánaiste Mary Harney last night denied she halted a probe into offshore tax accounts because prominent PD Des O’Malley’s name was on a list of people allegedly involved and that every opportunity had been afforded the investigation to finish its work.
Thu, 04 Dec, 2014
Thu, 18 Sep, 2014
The selection of an Irishman to head up the Agriculture portfolio at the European Commission will be seen as a major feather in the cap for the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, following a pretty fruitful week on the European front for a Government about to come under renewed attack from the Opposition.
Mon, 15 Sep, 2014
“EVENTS, my dear boy, events.” Harold Macmillan’s truism recast as cliché, ranks with the often inaccurately quoted aphorism of Enoch Powell about all political careers ending in failure as the great barstool platitudes on politics.
Wed, 15 Jan, 2014
The news that the giant global investment manager Franklin Templeton is the biggest holder of Irish government debt outside of the IMF and EU has put the economy in a spotlight before a series of crucial ECB/EU meetings.
Tue, 04 Sep, 2012