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Thread: Dublin Inner City Partnership to lose funding after audit uncovers irregularities

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    Default Dublin Inner City Partnership to lose funding after audit uncovers irregularities

    The DICP is to lose all its funding from May 31st after an audit by Pobal, the government funding authority, found a range of irregularities when auditing its accounts. They discovered that senior staff members were being paid in excess of pay scales and that other funding such as travel expenses could not be backed up by documentation to explain why the expense was incurred.

    There are 3 City Council members on the DICP Board, Labour Lord Mayor Emer Costello, Independent Mannix Flynn, and Sinn Féin councillor Críona Ní Dhálaigh. Mannix Flynn resigned from the Board when the Pobal report was sent to the Board.

    What strikes me is the scale of the salaries and the sheer amount of the total funding that labour costs seem to be of there Partnerships.
    Funding to inner-city development body stopped after auditor's findings - The Irish Times - Thu, Apr 15, 2010

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    I think we can expect more stories like this one, after all there are circa 850 Authorities, Quangos, Bodies, Boards, Make-Work organisations to be audited.
    But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it: "I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerrynorth View Post

    What strikes me is the scale of the salaries and the sheer amount of the total funding that labour costs seem to be of there Partnerships.
    Funding to inner-city development body stopped after auditor's findings - The Irish Times - Thu, Apr 15, 2010
    [QUOTE][Professor O’Connor is Chair of the Digital Hub Development Agency. She is President Emeritus of the National College of Ireland. She chairs the Dublin Inner City Partnership and is a non-executive director of the National Centre for Partnership and Performance and the Dublin Chamber of Commerce. She is also a non-executive director of Cement Roadstone Holdings (CRH) Plc and the Hugh Lane Gallery. She is Patron of the Caring for Carers Association.

    A former Senior Research Fellow in University College Dublin, Professor O’Connor served as Head of the Department of Languages and Applied Social Studies at the University of Limerick where she founded the Social Research Centre.
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    This is a greaty example of snout in trough--how much does this woman earn p.a.?

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    [quote=Socratus O' Pericles;2600678]
    [Professor O’Connor is Chair of the Digital Hub Development Agency. She is President Emeritus of the National College of Ireland. She chairs the Dublin Inner City Partnership and is a non-executive director of the National Centre for Partnership and Performance and the Dublin Chamber of Commerce. She is also a non-executive director of Cement Roadstone Holdings (CRH) Plc and the Hugh Lane Gallery. She is Patron of the Caring for Carers Association.

    A former Senior Research Fellow in University College Dublin, Professor O’Connor served as Head of the Department of Languages and Applied Social Studies at the University of Limerick where she founded the Social Research Centre.
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    This is a greaty example of snout in trough--how much does this woman earn p.a.?

    She is also the sister of Seanie Fitpatrick.

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    [quote=darkknight;2600774]
    Quote Originally Posted by Socratus O' Pericles View Post


    She is also the sister of Seanie Fitpatrick.
    Your joking, right?
    But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it: "I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!"

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    [quote=MadAsHell;2600829]
    Quote Originally Posted by darkknight View Post
    She is also the sister of Seanie Fitpatrick.
    Your joking, right?
    No.

    Lifting a lid on Anglo’s links to the docklands - Irish, Business - Independent.ie

    Another complex transaction involving the DDDA, property developers and Anglo Irish Bank is the relocation of the National College of Ireland from Ranelagh to the docklands. The DDDA provided lands for the development of the NCI's campus in the IFSC, which opened in 2002. Joyce O'Connor — a sister of former Anglo chair, Sean FitzPatrick — was president of the college at the time the deal for the construction and financing of the new campus was agreed in 1997. Both the DDDA and the college have pointed out that this was a year before Sean FitzPatrick joined the DDDA board.

    It cost about €80m to build the new campus — €44.4m of which was provided by the NCI. The Origin 8 consortium, which included Paddy Kelly, the McCormack family and Ged Pierse’s Pierse Contracting won the contract to build the college. When contacted by the Sunday Independent recently, Kelly confirmed Anglo was his backer.

    “Anglo provided the loan for the NCI, as they did a lot of the developments in the docks,” said Kelly. Documents show that the bank provided a €70m “development facility” to the consortium.

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    [quote=MadAsHell;2600829]
    Quote Originally Posted by darkknight View Post

    Your joking, right?


    In one display of extraordinary generosity at a fundraiser for the National College of Ireland some years ago, Kelly donated €250,000 through the college's president, Professor Joyce O'Connor. In a lighthearted twist to his philanthropic gesture, the developer asked the professor -- who also happens to be Sean FitzPatrick's sister -- to dance, despite the fact there was no music at the eventAnglo books are a who's who of the Celtic tigers - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie

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    I am not someone who objects to people getting paid high salaries but 120k seems too much to head up a group of community organisations. The control of PS spending is clearly non existent that someone decided they were not getting paid enough already.

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    The 'elite' of this country, have us all stitched up.
    'We are all lying in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars'

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