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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Corruption

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# Ian Bailey
Ian Bailey speaks out against system of garda complaints
In March last year an investigation was launched by the Garda Ombudsman Commission into alleged wrongdoing in the investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.
# Penalty Points
Shatter: 'Difficult not to throw up' listening to Ming on Gardaí
The justice minister did little to hide his annoyance in the Dáil today when asked about the penalty points inquiry.
# Volcano
Work (finally) begins on Pompeii's €105 million makeover
The Roman city has come to symbolise the decades of mismanagement of many of Italy’s cultural treasures.
# trust
Fewer than one in ten people trust business and government leaders
Levels of trust in media of 45 per cent and NGOs of 63 per cent both rose by 10 percentage points in 2012.
# Corruption
Three men arrested in UK bribery inquiry
The two police officers and a journalist were arrested this morning.
# Donations
New guidelines reduce maximum donations to political parties
The guidelines also address corporate donations to parties and include strict rules on transparency.
# Germany
Organ transplant scandal erupts in Germany, prompts calls for reforms
Two senior doctors have been suspended from the Leipzig University Clinic’s organ transplant centre as part of an investigation into alleged manipulation of the waiting list.
# need to know
The Evening with added puppet innuendo
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Your Say
Poll: How corrupt do you believe Ireland to be?
A new international index has given us our lowest rating ever – and could hit our credit rating. What do you think?
# Corruption
Ireland gets worst ever global corruption ranking
Ireland is 25 out of an index of 176 countries, which Transparency Ireland says could have a harmful effect on its economic recovery.
Aaron McKenna: Should we turn off the tap of Irish aid to other countries?
So €4m in Irish aid may have been misappropriated in Uganda. Can we afford to keep giving – or can we afford to stop?
# Transparency
Ireland failing to tackle corruption, claims report
Media plurality, a regulator for charities and transparency in how people are appointed to State bodies all issues highlighted by Transparency International Ireland.
# Moriarty Tribunal
Supreme Court: allegations of ministerial corruption should not be struck out on a technicality
Chief Justice Denham said it is a matter of public interest as to whether Michael Lowry corrupted a State process.
# Brussels
European health commissioner John Dalli resigns over lobbying allegations
The EU’s anti-fraud office has begun investigations into whether Dalli was open to lobbying and bribery on tobacco plans.
# vatican leaks
Pope's ex-butler to take the stand in leaks trial today
Paolo Gabriele, 46, faces up to four years in prison if he is convicted of aggravated theft in the worst security breach in the Vatican’s recent history.
# Ukraine
Ukraine: Jailed ex-PM Tymoshenko loses appeal
A judicial panel found that the former Prime Minister had no grounds to appeal her corruption conviction.
Two PSNI officers arrested following 'corruption' investigation
Five other officers from the same Co Tyrone team have been repositioned.
# MacGill
Kenny promises new political corruption laws, with up to 10-year jail terms
The Taoiseach says the government has accepted a Mahon recommendation to legislate against political corruption.
# talk it out
Corruption and the Catholic Church up for discussion at MacGill Summer School
Government ministers, journalists and academics will be speaking at the 32nd MacGill Summer School which starts tonight in Donegal.
# standards
86 per cent of Irish people believe corruption is a major problem
Some 36 per cent of respondents said they believed they were personally affected by corruption in their daily lives, according to the latest report by the Standards in Public Office Commission.
# Israel
Former Israeli Prime Minister cleared of corruption
However, Ehud Olmert was convicted on the lesser charge of “breach of trust” regarding favours he granted to a colleague.
# Romania
Former Romanian Prime Minister shoots and wounds himself
Former Prime Minister Adrian Nastase shot himself hours after it was ruled that he must serve a two-year prison sentence on corruption charges.
Column: Corruption has played a starring role in Ireland's economic crisis
The countries suffering the most from the economic turmoil in Europe all have major problems with corruption, writes Nuala Haughey.
# Appointment
Barrister whose ad led to Mahon Tribunal nominated to the High Court
Colm MacEochaidh, a former Fine Gael general election candidate, has been nominated to the High Court by the government.
# bye elmo
US terminates funding for Pakistani Sesame Street
The US has withdrawn its $20 million funding for the programme amid reports of corruption.
# Mind Games
Tardelli: There's no way Italy will withdraw from Euro 2012
Ireland’s assistant manager is calling ‘shenanigans’ on his former Juventus team-mate, Cesare Prandelli.
# Punt nua?
Taking a Punt: Art takes on corruption and recession
New art exhibition explores Ireland’s economic collapse and its shaky future in the euro…
# vatileaks
A butler, a cardinal and the Pope: Vatileaks scandal deepens
There may be jobs lost and careers ruined as Italian media implicates a cardinal in the ongoing investigation.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
Your nightly round-up of the day’s biggest news stores…
# Daniel Morgan
Family of murdered private investigator to meet police over case collapse
Police corruption has been linked to the failure to convict anyone for the murder of Daniel Morgan in 1987.
# Guilty
No comment from Fine Gael as Fred Forsey found guilty in corruption trial
The former Fine Gael town councillor was found guilty of corruptly accepting payments totalling €80,000 at a court in Waterford today.
# Corruption
Jury to begin deliberations in John Edwards case
The former US presidential candidate is on trial for six corruption charges related to his White House run in 2008.
Column: Cronyism and corruption – one quick change would help fight them
It would be swift work to repeal the 2003 Freedom of Information Act, but it could have far-reaching consequences, writes Donal Ó Brolcháin.
# America
Designer testifies at John Edwards trial over donations from 101-year-old
The former US presidential candidate denies using campaign donations from the elderly millionaire to cover up his pregnant mistress.
Column: 'The press is becoming the battleground for thought control'
Nobody is investing in newspapers for profit any more, writes Michael McDowell. Instead, it’s driven by political and editorial control and influence.
# Corruption
Liam Cosgrave faces corruption trial as appeal dismissed by Supreme Court
The former Fine Gael TD is accused of receiving corrupt payments from developer Frank Dunlop and the Chief Justice ruled that a trial would be in the public interest.
# bad planning
The 9 worst councils in Ireland's planning system
An Taisce has rated planning systems in 34 city and county councils. Nine of them got an ‘F’ grade.