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# Kevin Cardiff

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# Sitting around
Why was this man left outside the room on the night of the guarantee?
Brendan McDonagh spent four hours at government buildings on the night of 29 September 2008.
# bailout secret
Patrick Honohan: Brian Lenihan was "very cross" before I made THAT phonecall
“I knew they wouldn’t be all that happy that I made the announcement, but I didn’t realise they’d be so unhappy.”
# Banking Inquiry
Revealed: The Department of Finance's secret 'Johnny Logan working group'
A former senior finance official has revealed secret plans were made in case Ireland defaulted from the euro.
# fianna fáil family
'It's unfair to blame Brian, he's not here to defend himself' - Mary O'Rourke
The former minister has said Brian Cowen’s evidence at the banking inquiry will be “very illuminating”.
# good guys vs bad guys
'People want the drama of overpaid bankers and reckless developers, but it's not that simple'
A former top official at the Department of Finance said we are leaving our children with a huge bill.
# State of the Nation
Out with the old: Bertie's office sold to fund Fianna Fáil's election campaign
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# Whodunnit?
Those banking inquiry leaks to the media have been referred to gardaí
The plot thickens.
# State of the Nation
Footballer Ger Brennan, a leading No campaigner, joins Fianna Fáil
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# Banking Inquiry
'A very serious matter': Who leaked this man's 380-page statement?
Details of Kevin Cardiff’s submission to the banking inquiry have been reported in the media.
# 6 Years On
30 Days in September: An Oral History of the Bank Guarantee
What happened in the days and weeks leading up to the bank guarantee of 30 September 2008? presents an in-depth account from the people who were in the thick of it.
Aaron McKenna: Why are we still rewarding failure and sparing punishment in the public sector?
The public sector employs hundreds of thousands of people, yet it rarely if ever actually dismisses anyone. It’s bizarre.
# EU Accounts
Auditors report €5 billion 'material errors' in EU accounts
The European Court of Auditors says the ‘overwhelming’ majority of payments were error-free, and formally approves the 2011 accounts.
# Accounting Error
Report on €3.6 billion accounting error may be published next week
Both an internal investigation and external review have been completed, with Michael Noonan now left to seek government approval.
# In Numbers
Buses, oil and Facebook passwords: the week in statistics
Plus: An all-time record for Irish exports, and how many of the government’s 109 TDs were in the Dáíl on Wednesday night…
# human resources
€85k spent on hiring internal candidate to succeed Cardiff is 'best practice'
The government has defended the amount spent on hiring a successor to Kevin Cardiff from within the Department of Finance after details of the cost were revealed by TV3 News.
# One Year In
12 random items that convulsed Irish politics this past year
Septic tanks, dry-cleaning receipts and Michael D’s knees – just some of the strange things we never thought we’d obsess about in a political context… but we do now.
# Secretary General
Kevin Cardiff's Department of Finance successor named
The department’s Second Secretary is stepping up to the top post following Cardiff’s appointment to the European Court of Auditors.
# In Numbers
Prime numbers: The week in stats
Some people retiring, some people quitting, others starting new jobs, and some getting through an awful lot of printer ink…
# Court of Auditors
Kevin Cardiff takes up Court of Auditors post today
Former Dept of Finance official’s new role carries a renewable term of six years and a basic salary of €229,000.
# Accounting Error
External review of €3.6bn accounting error "under way" - Noonan
The minister says he hopes to publish the results of internal and external inquiries into the error – depending on legal advice.
# Court of Auditors
MEPs approve Kevin Cardiff's nomination to Court of Auditors
The European Parliament has this morning approved the nomination of Kevin Cardiff to the European Court of Auditors.
# Court of Auditors
MEPs set to vote on Cardiff's nomination for Court of Auditors job
The European Parliament’s plenary session will vote in Strasbourg this morning, and is expected to back Cardiff’s candidacy.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
In tonight’s Fix: Good news for Kevin Cardiff, new twists in the hacking scandal; a challenge to Putin; and the buzz for ‘Tallafornia’ is only mighty.
# Court of Auditors
Largest MEP grouping confirms backing for Kevin Cardiff nomination
The European People’s Party, the largest group of MEPs, will vote in favour of Cardiff’s nomination to the European Court of Auditors.
# Kevin Cardiff
Cardiff off the agenda at European and Irish committee meetings
Neither the Oireachtas committee on EU Affairs, and the EU Budgetary Control Committee, are due to discuss the Kevin Cardiff situation at today’s meetings.
# Kevin Cardiff
Government likely to get second chance on Cardiff nomination
European Parliament rules mean the full plenary vote now cannot give Kevin Cardiff the EU job – opening the door for a second nominee.
# Court of Auditors
German MEP 'felt sympathy' for O'Shea after reading email
German MEP Jens Geier also says it remains unclear as to whether the European Parliament can still seal Kevin Cardiff’s fate – due to confusions over voting procedures.
# Court of Auditors
TDs seek urgent meeting with MEPs over Cardiff vote
TDs ask for a meeting to discuss Eoin O’Shea’s emails – as an influential MEP calls for a second meeting on Kevin Cardiff.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Thursday
Catch up on the day’s biggest stories as well as all the bits and pieces you may have missed.
Column: Pity Kevin Cardiff – he never signed up for public scrutiny
Cardiff’s humiliation at the EU was a rare example of political transparency – something our civil servants are far from familiar with, writes Aaron McKenna.
# In Numbers
In numbers: why you'd want to be on the EU Court of Auditors
You might have to move to Luxembourg, but the pay and expenses regime would more than make up for the inconvenience…
# Eoin O'Shea
Irish rep on Court of Auditors: I emailed MEPs to lobby against Cardiff
Eoin O’Shea admits to emailing two influential MEPs on the Budgetary Control Committee advising against Kevin Cardiff’s appointment.
# Dáil Éireann
Gilmore: Kevin Cardiff 'remains the government nominee' for EU job
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore defends the nomination of Kevin Cardiff to the European Court of Auditors – and stands by his man.
# Kevin Cardiff
Irish MEPs divided on Kevin Cardiff's rejection by EU committee
The Government will meet today to discuss the fallout from yesterday’s vote.
# Kevin Cardiff
Kevin Cardiff still in with chance of EU job: De Rossa
It’s not over yet, as committee rapparteur plans to recommend acceptance of Cardiff’s nomination.