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    james toney james toney is offline
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    Former Waterford Fine Gael Cllr Corruption Trial Begins.

    Michael Ryan,a former Fine Gael councillor in County Waterford,has been accused of giving €80,000 in corrupt payments to another Fine Gael councillor Fred Forsey,Forsey was earlier jailed for six years (Following some colourful evidence) for pocketing bribes of €80,000 from the millionaire property developer,and who also owns Al Eile stud farm in Dungarvan.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...reaking24.html

    The trial is expected to last up to a week and a half. The prosecutions legal team read out some of the 48 witnesses who could be involved in the case which include Waterford Fine Gael TD's John Deasy and Paidi Coffey, officials and members of Waterford County Council, members of Dungarvan Town Council, staff of Mr. Ryan and members of the Gardai.

    NAMA developer on trial for corruption « NAMA Wine Lake
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    Oh its a sub-judice matter, put your head under a pillow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Telemachus View Post
    Oh its a sub-judice matter, put your head under a pillow.
    Just reporting whats been reported,and in the news.
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    Fine Gael corruption trial collapses over a legal matter,and will resume in april.
    Fred Forsey,Ex-Fine Gael councilor who got six years in jail for receiving €80,000 in alleged corrupt back handers from michael ryan,must be frustrated.
    Heard he might make a written statement for the new trial in april.
    Who knows though.
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    Is Mr. Forsey planning an appeal??

    A sharp contrast in the standard of representation.
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    The Fine Gael corruption trial has resumed after collapsing in Febuary.
    As Nama developer and ex Fine Gael councillor Michael Ryan denies giving €80,000 in corrupt payments to Fred Forsey.
    Fred has already been jailed for 6years,for accepting the payments.
    Maybe this is just one of the reasons why Fine Gael shelved planning investigations.

    Politician's ex-wife tells corruption trial of cash splurge - Independent.ie
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    Dunlop tells trial he gave councillors cash for votes - Crime & Law News from Ireland & Abroad | The Irish Times - Fri, Jul 05, 2013

    Amazing how people from some parties can be on trial for corruption, and the media avoids mentioning which party they came from. But a Sinn Féin person reporting a scam they uncovered is reported as being Sinn Féin linked to scam.

    Independent's misleading anti Sinn Féin headline

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuineEile View Post
    Dunlop tells trial he gave councillors cash for votes - Crime & Law News from Ireland & Abroad | The Irish Times - Fri, Jul 05, 2013

    Amazing how people from some parties can be on trial for corruption, and the media avoids mentioning which party they came from. But a Sinn Féin person reporting a scam they uncovered is reported as being Sinn Féin linked to scam.

    Independent's misleading anti Sinn Féin headline

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    When Sinn Fein becomes a full Political establishment party and drops this habit of taken the average industrial wage, then and only then will you see some positive headlines from our establishment media.
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    Wot, I'm shocked. Surely nobody in our society from an FG or Labour background could in any way be involved in corruption!
    At least that's what they always lead us to believe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by General Urko View Post
    Wot, I'm shocked. Surely nobody in our society from an FG or Labour background could in any way be involved in corruption!
    At least that's what they always lead us to believe!
    The sole difference between Fianna Fáil & Fine Gael (or Labour) in terms of corruption is - Access to Opportunity.
    Where FF have greater access to opportunity for corruption, there will tend to be greater FF corruption. Where FG have greater opportunity, there will be greater FG corruption, and so on.
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