Patrick J Kelly was dismissed as Killybegs harbour master in Co Donegal in 2009 following a number of complaints about him including from Mary Coughlan in 2004 when she was Minister for Social and Family Affairs.
It is now 5O years since I started working for the Irish Sugar factory in Mallow. My first day working there was October 8, 1965. I was trained into the quality control section. Some of my colleagues were Tadgh Quill BSC who was chief chemist and John Buckley RIP was the quality supervisor and also the chairman of Mallow Urban District Council.
The only reason the infamous “soft landing” theory was accepted by the Department of Finance was because Government wanted it to be true and a “don’t rock the boat” policy was in place, a former senior department official has claimed.
The Fianna Fáil-Green Party government led by taoiseach Brian Cowen deliberately chose to impose higher electricity prices on ordinary households in the middle of the economic downturn in order to reduce energy costs for 1,500 large businesses.
So many great quotes this week, but the best was from one of Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s handlers, who, while defending Kenny damned him with faint praise: he said the Taoiseach was busy, because he had a country to “help” run.
Paddy Casey is torn. The chart-topping singer-songwriter has written his next album and is ready to go to the studio. However, his former record label, Sony, plans to release a Casey ‘Best Of’. Should he put out the new record and potentially be in competition with himself? It’s a tough one.