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Thursday, June 30, 2005 

Corruption Watch

First the local authority railroaded the Eyre Square monstrosity through in the face of fierce local opposition, and now the contractors have walked off without explanation. Babbleogue provides coverage.

Also, Gavin is keeping an eye on the long-running Aquatic Centre scandal. Seeing Bertie mutter at his feet in the Dáil yesterday evening about "the wind" being to blame for the collapse doesn't inspire confidence, it must be said. (More from RTÉ)

And, Martin Cullen is still a disgrace, but unfortunately he fits in too well with certain of his ministerial colleagues.

That the Carrickmines Castle problem arose from rampant planning corruption is obvious. That his presumed 'cure' (continuing on in the same vein as the shafting of Dúchas) will only exacerbate the problem is an unfortunate coincidence.

"Libel"-Richard Waghorne
"Attack blog"-Damien Mulley

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