GAA deal queried
REPRESENTATIVES from the GAA will appear before a government committee next week to discuss their recent broadcasting agreement with Sky.
It is understood that Fianna Fail TD Timmy Dooley extended the invitation to the GAA Director General Paraic Duffy and President Liam O'Neill.
They will appear before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications on Tuesday at 12pm. "I think that the GAA's decision to move from free to air for some of there matches is a retrograde step," Mr Dooley said last night.
HUNDREDS of people turned out for the month's mind Mass for Christine Buckley, the long-time campaigner for survivors of institutional abuse
Many people walked from the Aislinn Centre in Dublin city centre to the Pro Cathedral sporting white ribbons. Among those present were Senator David Norris, former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Minister of State Joe Costello.
MORIARTY BILL STILL RISING
THE cost of the Moriarty Tribunal continues to mount in spite of the inquiry publishing its final report three years ago.
Solicitors that represented individuals at the tribunal that ran from 1997 to 2011 received €700,000, including VAT, in fees in the first quarter of this year alone from the Department of the Taoiseach, according to the latest figures.
Purchase orders show that a payment of €109,151 has been made to Reddy Charleton Solicitors concerning the third-party costs of members of the family of the late former Taoiseach Charles Haughey – Conor Haughey, Ciaran Haughey, Sean Haughey and Eimear Mulhern.