Tuesday 25 October 2016

The Week that was

Published 17/09/2016 | 02:30


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Fine Gael ministers have a plan ready to replace Taoiseach Enda Kenny (above) swiftly if the Government collapses and there is a snap election. The behaviour of Independent ministers has prompted further doubts over the stability of the Coalition.


Heroic volunteer Caitriona Lucas (above) lost her life at sea during a search and rescue operation in Co Clare. The mother of two, originally from Ballyvaughan, Co Clare, was killed on Monday while trying to locate a man who went missing over the weekend.


The State's financial watchdog has found there was a potential loss to the taxpayer of Stg£190m (€223.5m) from the sale of Nama's Northern Ireland loans portfolio, Project Eagle.

In a damning report, Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) Seamus McCarthy raised questions over how the portfolio, at the time the biggest property sale in Irish history, was valued and marketed.


Major insurance companies are finally being investigated over claims they are acting together to increase prices. The insurers have been summoned to give evidence to the State's competition watchdog over suspected breaches of competition law.


Commuter chaos is set to continue in the capital, with 13 more days of Dublin Bus strikes as Transport Minister Shane Ross (above) refuses to intervene. The fourth day of the bus strike took place yesterday. Unions representing workers at the semi-state have upped their industrial action, with more strikes announced.

Irish Independent

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