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    What was uncovered by the Beef Tribunal concerning Goodman International was dreadful.

    And this was the company that Fianna Fail wanted to bail out too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerhard dengler View Post
    What was uncovered by the Beef Tribunal concerning Goodman International was dreadful.

    And this was the company that Fianna Fail wanted to bail out too.
    And it's worth recalling they recalled the Dail in the middle of August to rush through legislation to save Larry the Good.

    When Anglo's share price crashed, the drunken Oaf and St Lenny took a long relaxing holiday, resulting in Tonic's favourite guarantee.
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    Thanks for the information concerning this Tribunal attendee.

    Hopefully people will know more about him, and his businesses. And hopefully, greater public knowledge will enable people to choose competitors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerhard dengler View Post
    What was uncovered by the Beef Tribunal concerning Goodman International was dreadful.

    And this was the company that Fianna Fail wanted to bail out too.
    Actually, it is the contention of some people, that there was a more there to be discovered, if the Tribunal made the effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lassie View Post
    What i m finding interesting in the replies is that there is no outrage at the possible vulture/crony capitalistic impression that this purchase symbolizes. In the 90s the goodman thing was a popular symbol of Irish politcal/ commercial conflict of interest.
    For the moment set aside who bought the building and ask yourself the question - would you rather the banks didn't sell any of these many such assets located all over the country? Would you rather have the banks hold the bad loans/assets and do nothing and "hope" that in 10 years time prices will have recovered?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Tubbs View Post
    I'd highly recommend Dr. Elaine Byrne's book - A Crooked Harp, Political Corruption in Ireland - for an excellent summary of the Beef Tribunal.

    It catalogues - in readable format - the astonishing abuse of office perpetrated by Albert Reynolds in bending over backwards to facilitate the Goodman Group at every turn.
    Wasn't he bending over forwards for Goodman?

    Keep meaning to check out EB's book.
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    Does anyone know which company is being referred to here? Not great for our beef industry to have these kind of questions being asked.

    In the House of Commons yesterday shadow secretary of state Barry Gardiner asked Liam Fox, secretary of state for international trade, whether he was aware that the FSA had recently detained large quantities of out of date meat in a cold store company. Gardiner said the meat was believed to come from Ireland and South America and that one of the companies he named had been implicated in the Irish horsemeat scandal of 2013 and had previously been found guilty of meat labelling fraud. He asked that the secretary of state “urgently liaise with ministers in the Republic, with the FSA here and with the Irish Food Safety Authority” to look at the supply chain.

    “Failure on this scale can’t be attributed to just a few rogue businesses falling through the cracks,” said McCarthy. “Consumers need to have confidence in the system and need to know that action is being taken against companies with incidents of major non-compliance.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...at-most-plants
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    Oh look Goodman has a private jet, with 3 engines! registered in the Isle of Man. But he's a patriot like Denis O'Redacted.
    He too has a Manx registered jet with a tricolour on the tail. Thomas F Meagher would be proud.

    https://www.jetphotos.com/registration/M-LJGI
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