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Haughey faces huge legal bill

DISGRACED former Taoiseach Charles Haughey is expected to be landed with a huge legal bill today from the Dunnes Tribunal. Chairman Mr Justice Brian McCracken will sit in Dublin Castle to award costs for the various parties represented before the inquiry.It is thought the bill for the Tribunal will not exceed £5m and while the taxpayer may have to pick up the biggest portion, Mr Haughey could find himself footing a significant element of the cost.

  • Published on Oct 28 1997

Ex-nun sues convent for £0.5m back pay

A FORMER nun is suing her old convent in Italy for £500,000 back pay for running two kindergarten and a private clinic. The case, involving both Italian civil and canon law, is believed to be unprecedented in the strongly Catholic country.The former nun, now aged 60, identified in reports as Sister Maria left the convent of the Sacred Heart in l'Aquila, north-east of Rome, in 1991, tired and embittered after 35 years' service to God.

  • Published on Oct 28 1997

City traders in line for rates hike at twice inflation level

DUBLIN city's businesses are to be stung with a rise in commercial rates which will be more than double the rate of inflation. The Corporation's draft estimates for next year show that the local authority wants to increase rates by 3.2pc to bring in a total of £104m.If the councillors approve the figures, it will mean businesses will be paying an increase above the rate of inflation for the fourteenth year in a row.

  • Published on Oct 28 1997

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