Category Archives: Local government

The Cllr. Kennedy expenses scandal trundles on

Email to Fine Gael Headquarters. To Whom It May Concern: It is reported in today’s Irish Independent that Fine Gael considers the controversy surrounding Cllr. Kennedy’s expenses to be an internal matter. Is this correct? Yours etc. Anthony Sheridan Dear … Continue reading

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The ones that got away

According to a report in yesterday’s Irish Independent Fine Gael Cllr. Pat Kennedy is surprised that I made a complaint against him regarding his ‘mistake’ in claiming expenses. The report from Limerick City Council makes clear that it was forwarded … Continue reading

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Cllr. Kennedy: It was an honest and genuine mistake

I finally received the Cllr. Kennedy report last Friday. Its contents were predictable. Cllr. Kennedy outlined the matter pretty much as it appeared in media reports. His principal point was that he had made an honest and genuine mistake which, … Continue reading

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Still waiting for the Cllr. Kennedy report

Once again I rang Limerick City Council looking for the Cllr Kennedy report that they keep telling me is in the post. I’m told I’ll have the report by Friday or early next week.

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Cllr. Kennedy refunding money to all and sundry

I’m still waiting for that promised report from Limerick City Council regarding allegations that Fine Gael Cllr. cheated on his expenses. In the meantime it seems that Cllr. Kennedy can’t stop paying back money to all and sundry. A report … Continue reading

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Update on Cllr. Kennedy expenses scandal

I rang Limerick City Council again today to check on that report they promised to send me. I spoke with a very nice lady who apologised because she thought the report had already been posted. Said she would deal with … Continue reading

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Update on complaint against Fine Gael Cllr. Pat Kennedy

On 20th Oct last I received a letter from Limerick City Council informing me that Cllr. Kennedy (Fine Gael) had been requested to submit a report by 1st November to the Council regarding allegations that he cheated on his expenses. … Continue reading

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Politicians still abusing expenses

Once again we see the political expenses system being abused without any serious reaction from so called regulatory authorities. Fine Gael councillor Pat Kennedy claimed travel expenses for the use of his car to attend five conferences and seminars in … Continue reading

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Illegal election posters? We saw nothin

I phoned the environment section of Cork City Council today to inquire what action had been taken against those who had illegally erected election posters all over the city prior to the election. At the time I was informed that … Continue reading

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2007 – The magic year for property developers

During the week (Mon and Wed) Drivetime carried out a survey on the amount of money local authorities spent on social and affordable housing at the height of the property boom. Reporter, Fergal Keane, described some of the findings as … Continue reading

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