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# 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.
# Labour
Howlin promises a 'root and branch' reform of ethics legislation
Meanwhile, Joan Burton has asked delegates for patience in seeing through welfare reforms.
# Corruption
Fine Gael chair says Mahon could chair 'anti-corruption commission'
Charlie Flanagan has called for the setting-up of an anti-corruption commission in the wake of the Mahon Tribunal findings.
# Mahon
Commission will not strip Flynn's pension before court ruling
Current commissioner Maros Sefcovic says Padraig Flynn’s pension may be stripped, but only after he is convicted of an offence.
Column: Did you hear the one about the developer, the banker and the politician?
Former trader Nick Leeson on bidding wars at boom-time black-tie balls… and how someone saw fit to flick the over-ride switch so the excess could continue.
# Corruption
What WOULD it take for a politician to lose their pension?
We take a closer look at the legislation proposed to be amended to allow Oireachtas members be stripped of their pensions if they are guilty of corruption.
Column: The Mahon Tribunal failed - and the media did too
Michael Smith, one of the two men whose offer of a reward for information about planning corruption led to the Mahon Tribunal, explains why the investigation was a damp squib.
# Mahon
WATCH: Day 2 of the Dáil debate on the Mahon report
The Dáil resumes its discussions of the findings of the inquiry into political corruption in the planning process.
# political storms
6 politicians who have got in hot water and 2 who escaped unscathed (maybe)
Irish politcians have been hitting the headlines with their less than kosher dealings.. how do they match up to these international wheelers and dealers?
# Mahon
Barrister whose ad led to Mahon calls for an anti-corruption commission
Colm Mac Eochaidh has said the information revealed by the Mahon Tribunal has been priceless but has offered an idea for how such costs might be avoided in future.
Column: ‘I thought it would last two months’ – the man whose ad led to Mahon
Colm Mac Eochaidh, one of the two men whose offer of a £10,000 reward for information about planning corruption led to the Mahon Tribunal, reflects on the past 15 years.
The Dáil debate on the Mahon report
TDs this evening began a three-day debate on the findings of the tribunal into corruption in the planning process.
# Mahon
Pensions of corrupt politicians 'could be cut off' - junior minister
Joe Costello said a constitutional amendment could halt payments to politicians named as corrupt by the Mahon Tribunal.
# Mahon
Pee Flynn's Late Late interview was "underhand" says Gilmartin's son
The developer’s son says his father was vindicated by Mahon and should get more credit for exposing corruption.
# Mahon
Bertie ‘to resign from Fianna Fáil’ before vote to expel him
The man who led Fianna Fáil for 14 years quits the party before a vote to expel him, while continuing to deny any wrongdoing.
# Mahon
Flynn 'absolutely rejects' Mahon findings of corrupt payment
The former TD and EU commissioner issues a brief statement rejecting the corruption findings made in the final Tribunal.
# Mahon
In full: Micheál Martin's statement on Mahon and expelling Bertie
The full text of a speech delivered by Micheál Martin this morning in which he explains the decision to expel Bertie Ahern.
# Mahon
Two FF vice-presidents abstained in vote on Bertie expulsion
Party vice-presidents Kathryn Byrne and Senator Mary White both opted against recommending the former Taoiseach’s expulsion.
# Mahon
13 things we learned from Mahon's final report
Who was ‘taken care’ of? What new powers should a future Tribunal have? What councillors were corrupt? Read it in a nutshell.
Ahern did not account for €165k; Flynn, Dunlop, Lawlor corrupt – Mahon
After 15 years, over 900 days of sittings, and costing the taxpayer in excess of €250 million, the Mahon tribunal has published its final report.
# Mahon
Mahon: The verdict on councillors involved in Quarryvale
Thirty councillors were investigated in relation to alleged corrupt payments over the development of Quarryvale in west Dublin – who was compromised and who was vindicated?
# Mahon
How to prevent corruption in the future: Mahon's recommendations
The payments and planning inquiry has learned some valuable lessons in 15 years, it says – here are its recommendations for fighting corruption.
# Mahon
Gilmore: If Mahon finds corruption, it will go to DPP
Tanaiste calls for Mahon report to be debated in the the Dáil next week while stating in Leader’s Questions that corruption should be “pursued vigorously by the authorities”.
# Mahon
Mahon on Bertie: Payments worth IR£165,000 'not truthfully accounted for'
The Mahon Tribunal stops short, however, of making any findings of corruption against the three-term former Taoiseach.
# Mahon
"Will we f**k": The Mahon Tribunal in quotes
From Bertie Ahern and his Holy Communion money to the Bailey brothers laughing at the idea of getting a receipt, here’s some of the most striking quotes from the Mahon Tribunal over the past 15 years.
# Mahon
Mahon Tribunal report to be published tomorrow morning
The Tribunal into planning matters and payments to politicians will deliver its final report tomorrow morning, understands.
# Corruption
Only €30m set aside for Mahon Tribunal's €150m legal bills
The Public Accounts Committee hears that third-party legal costs could reach €147m – but only €30m has been kept aside.
# Mahon
Dáil committee to discuss Mahon - but still no date for publication of report
The Public Accounts Committee will discuss the cost of the Mahon Tribunal, which is estimated to be between €213 million and €243 million.
# Coincidence
Texeira announces FIFA retirement
Long one of the organisation’s most influential figures, the president of the Brazilian Football Confederation had been implicated in a number of corruption investigations.
# Mahon
Ahern secretary footage from Mahon Tribunal 'will never be released'
The tribunal has video recordings of hundreds of witnesses giving evidence, but these will be kept under wraps.
# Corruption
Blatter could face new election probe
The 47-nation Council of Europe, a legal advisory group, has called on FIFA to examine the circumstances surrounding president Sepp Blatter’s re-election last June.
# Pakistan
Pakistani Prime Minister charged with contempt
The Supreme Court had ordered the PM to reopen an old corruption case against the president – but he refused.
# Corruption
Drafts of new corruption law to be published 'before Easter'
Alan Shatter tells the Dáil that a new draft Prevention of Corruption Bill is being prepared, with its heads to be published soon.
# Fracking
Seven charged with corruption over shale gas exploration in Poland
Those charged are believed to have been officials from Poland’s environment ministry and companies who carry out the controversial exploration for shale gas.
# Media
Serving police officer arrested in corruption probe
The 52-year-old woman was arrested this morning by police investigating alleged illegal payments from journalists to officers.
# Pony up the cash
McCoy: Poor prize money tempts jockeys to cheat
“It’s harder than ever now to make a living from this sport,” writes the 16-time Champion Jockey.