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    Quote Originally Posted by aggressivesecularist View Post
    According to today's indo, the DPP was simply waiting for the outcome of the Dunlop trial to initiate prosecutions against 5 councillors.
    Don Lydon (FF)
    Tony Fox (FF)
    Sean Gilbride (FF)
    Colm McGrath (FF)
    Liam Cosgrave (FG)

    The same article reports efforts by CAB to seize the corruptly rezoned Carrickmines land.

    Is something small but positive happening in this country?

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    I doubt anything positive will come from this unless senior FF politicians are locked up.

    If the system does not change and the top dogs can continue get away with it, then the fall guys will just be replaced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aggressivesecularist View Post
    According to today's indo, the DPP was simply waiting for the outcome of the Dunlop trial to initiate prosecutions against 5 councillors.
    Don Lydon (FF)
    Tony Fox (FF)
    Sean Gilbride (FF)
    Colm McGrath (FF)
    Liam Cosgrave (FG)

    The same article reports efforts by CAB to seize the corruptly rezoned Carrickmines land.

    Is something small but positive happening in this country?

    source
    I hope so. If Dunlop got an 18months sentence. These "public" representatives deserve 10 years.

    Dunlop was just an individual on the make. Those councillors were placed in a position of trust by the people and betrayed that trust. I would give those councillors 10 years for treason against the state.

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    Word from people around Sligo that Seán Gilbride died this morning. Whatever he was up to back then, God rest him...

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    Did anything happen with those fast-tracked prosecutions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dresden8 View Post
    Did anything happen with those fast-tracked prosecutions?
    Cosgrave in court on zoning corruption charges - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 27, 2010

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    you could go into every county council in the country and if you looked, you'd find corrupt practices.

    I remember being on a county council strategic policy committee once, and the committee were looking for various members to form sub committees to investigate things like renewable energy options, tourism options etc etc .. there was a serious lack of interest amongst the elected members to get involved in any non paying sub committees.. then the executive announced that they needed members to oversee the possible selling off of council landbanks.. Jesus I thought people were going to kill each other for the few places available.. imagine having the inside track on the possible sale of prime located council property..
    1,197 people agree with me.. how many agree with you ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    Word from people around Sligo that Seán Gilbride died this morning. Whatever he was up to back then, God rest him...
    I cannot agree with you. I did not know the man or anything about him. Those people who are guilty of corruption and who have profitted from it during their lifetime should not be excused of it when they die. Whether their families knew it or not, they still benefitted from it and the monies and fines should be reimbursed to the state through any estate left. Corruption has robbed so many vulnerable people of dignity, yet we leave those who have robbed that dignity keep theirs. Charlie and Lawlor and the Mugabe brothers, Noel and Bertie are the worst examples

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrycelona View Post
    I cannot agree with you. I did not know the man or anything about him. Those people who are guilty of corruption and who have profitted from it during their lifetime should not be excused of it when they die. Whether their families knew it or not, they still benefitted from it and the monies and fines should be reimbursed to the state through any estate left. Corruption has robbed so many vulnerable people of dignity, yet we leave those who have robbed that dignity keep theirs. Charlie and Lawlor and the Mugabe brothers, Noel and Bertie are the worst examples
    But was he found guilty? I presume the tribunal whenever it reports will cast light on it. Remember just because one is charged one isn't neccessarily guilty!

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    My God but did I see a FG politician name on the list, that's unbelievable.

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