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Report BJG August 3, 2010 11:56 PM BST
Was the other thread pulled?? Laugh
Report Biodiesel August 4, 2010 12:02 AM BST

i asked for what type of corruption, didnt see the reply must of being pulled then
Report Diamond_Joe_Quimby August 4, 2010 1:25 AM BST
on RTE...
Report deadloss August 4, 2010 11:00 AM BST
Michael is a good man. I dont know the ins and out of this case but he is very good company and a very good man.

He was due (dont know if will still take place) to have an Open Day at the Al Eile Stud this weekend to raise money for the Waterford GAA.
Report db1974 August 4, 2010 11:44 AM BST
Michael is a good man. I dont know the ins and out of this case but he is very good company and a very good man.

The fact that he is good company is irrelevant
Report soapp August 4, 2010 5:53 PM BST
A marvellous man and a great singer.

Always leads the way at Aintree with a rendering of Dungarvan Your a Lady or something on those lines after Al Eile's many wins in the Aintree hurdle.
Report rock piper August 4, 2010 11:49 PM BST
More On the Run than At The Races recently though, good man Michael but caught close home.
Report theboyfrommatebeleland August 5, 2010 7:06 AM BST
Was it a raid by the obesity police snatch squad?
Report Diamond_Joe_Quimby August 5, 2010 8:27 AM BST
The fact that he is good company is irrelevant

not in ireland its not.
Report Diamond_Joe_Quimby August 5, 2010 8:28 AM BST
Michael is a good man. I dont know the ins and out of this case

Report deadloss August 5, 2010 2:01 PM BST
Dont know how been on the run as many people have known where Michael has been recently. Not rocket science.

Diamond - I dont know what your agenda is here but Michael has not been found guilty of anything at the moment. I dont know if he is guilty but what I do know is that he is a good man and I hope to God it blows over and I see him when Im next over.
Report jimeen August 5, 2010 2:38 PM BST
Well i fancy Michael will be going to war with a 2 grand an hour brief against some dodo state solicitor who couldnt find his own dooodle,so with all due respect the evidence will have to be fairly compelling for the state to get a conviction.Now i dont know what he's supposed to have done but i'd be fairly confident that he'l be ok.If the unthinkable happens and poor Michael is caged,then he may well be the first prisoner to be ever lowered into  a cell.
Report neill d August 5, 2010 3:02 PM BST
Some man to be calling a solicitor a dodo, they are tough old exams.
Report deadloss August 5, 2010 4:00 PM BST
And people who dont know if they are guilty are not begin to resort to personal insults.
Report Eddie Batt August 5, 2010 7:48 PM BST
Deadloss is right-Michael is sound let's forget about the corruption and everything associated with it.
Report Vasco08 August 5, 2010 8:21 PM BST
Agreed people need to get over this coruption malarkey in Ireland and just move on. Is the cost of doing businss and if someone can spin a yarn over a pint sure what harm. I'll have a short one this time Micky
Report db1974 August 5, 2010 8:28 PM BST
deadloss is correct about the personal insults - there's absolutely no need for it

He's wrong about the rest of it though, the stupid ignorant fcuker!

Report thegalwayman August 5, 2010 8:54 PM BST
deadloss Joined: 23 May 03
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And people who dont know if they are guilty are not begin to resort to personal insults.

this what mean does post?
Report jimeen August 5, 2010 9:09 PM BST
Now i dare say that whatever Michael did or is supposed to have done is nothing that most people wouldnt do given the opportunity,nobody's been killed and if he profited from something that may not have been 100% straight,then the best of luck to him i say.Id imagine that most people who accumalate large amounts of money from humble beginings have bent the rules ever so slightly on their way to the top.
Report irish_guy_13 August 5, 2010 9:58 PM BST
bent the rules ever so slightly ............understatment of the year in 90% of cases imo
Report db1974 August 5, 2010 10:53 PM BST
jimeen - many a life has been ruined by others bending the rules "ever so slightly" or do you not read the papers. Where there is a profit for one man there is a loss for another, possibly for someone who decided to play by the rules.

Nobody has to be killed for a serious crime to be committed
Report reb August 5, 2010 10:54 PM BST
Now i dare say that whatever Charlie/Ray/Bertie/Michael did or is supposed to have done is nothing that most people wouldnt do given the opportunity,nobody's been killed and if he profited from something that may not have been 100% straight,then the best of luck to him i say.Id imagine that most people who accumalate large amounts of money from humble beginings have bent the rules ever so slightly on their way to the top.
Report stoppedinbehind1 August 6, 2010 12:11 AM BST
in fairness corrution in Ireland has often meant that people ended up living in places like Jimeen
Report jimeen August 6, 2010 10:19 AM BST
Most people and its particularly appropriate on this forum seem to be jealous of rags to riches stories.Now whatever Ryan is accused of doing,it most certainly will have not ruined anybodys life,and the very nature of Irish society is that people who get money start to make contacts,very often useful ones in business,and from that point they establish more and more power.
db1974 The profit for one man does not neccesarily mean a loss for another,because very often without the contact,there would be no profit for either.
Report SamuelMorse August 6, 2010 10:24 AM BST
if we were to keep the moaning and jealousy down to only one thread on the irish forum there would only be about 5 other threads per month . it's embarrassing to hear it .
Report db1974 August 6, 2010 10:26 AM BST
jimeen - your exact words were

nobody's been killed and if he profited from something that may not have been 100% straight,then the best of luck to him i say

It's the general acceptance of this type of behaviour (the whole "sure what harm if nobody got killed") that has the country where it is today

As I already stated, nobody has to be killed for lives to be ruined by dishonest men

I'm sure you'll vote FF at the next election too
Report db1974 August 6, 2010 10:27 AM BST
Actually there was no need for the FF smart-arse remark at the end so sorry about that
Report Blackwater August 6, 2010 12:11 PM BST
Most of us go through life paying our taxes, obeying the law and generally struggling through on our merits, however modest our merits may be.

All I'd like to see is the justice system deal with the rich the same way it deals with the rest of.

Look at Anglo, there was as much fraud and false accounting going on there as at Enron (like that 7 billion fake 'deposit' routed through Irish Permanent), yet in our glorious republic none of the crooks involved have done so much as an hour's community service.

I've never met Michael Ryan and know nothing about the charges against him. If he's innocent, I hope he's vindicated. But if he's corrupt, he should serve his time like any other crook.
Report rock piper August 6, 2010 9:57 PM BST
The route to quick riches is the same thing as the road to ruin in this country.
Report Tiswallaceno7 August 6, 2010 10:14 PM BST
This is Capitalism at its finest....Communism and socialism died with Stalin and China is even becoming more Capitalist despite growth that boggles the mind

We are doomedCry
Report guru m August 7, 2010 12:28 AM BST
mick had a winner in wexford tonight..was he there?
Report Todds_no._1_fan August 7, 2010 4:09 AM BST
Sorry Blackwater! I've spent the last two years spouting to anyone who would listen to me that the root of all of our problems is simply that commonsense has passed out of currency! Your post is on the mark to an unnerving degree, so expect the usual vitriol and nonsense! Count me in by the way if that helps!
Report Xerophyte August 7, 2010 9:43 AM BST
Blackwater's posting was a refreshing one. His view is one with which many would agree but which would be cried down by those who don't like too much truth.
Report Tickite Boo August 7, 2010 10:25 PM BST
If he does porridge..............will he ask for more?
Report firstimevisor August 8, 2010 12:31 AM BST
why is there so much resentment directed towards people born into humble circumstances who make it up the materialistic ladder?The reaction we often hear is that he/she must have really bent the rules to get ahead,while at the same time there is a tolerence of those born into money.Good luck to anyone who sheds the shackles of their birth circumstances.
Report oufies pal August 8, 2010 12:45 AM BST
chip / shoulder comes to mind firsttimevisor.
Report firstimevisor August 8, 2010 12:55 AM BST
oufies pal,perhaps you can elaborate on that
Report Diamond_Joe_Quimby August 8, 2010 12:30 PM BST
Maybe he'll give a fine rendition of the old dungarvan oak when hes being interviewed Laugh
Report GANT007 August 8, 2010 1:32 PM BST
Diamond seem to have a problem with people involved with Irish racing.....jockeys, trainers, owners and even rte pundits.
Report The Gotchee August 8, 2010 1:35 PM BST
I think most people have a problem with cr00ks.
Report Diamond_Joe_Quimby August 8, 2010 6:51 PM BST
punters, stable lads/lasses.....yep the whole lotLaugh
Report irish_guy_13 August 9, 2010 1:27 AM BST
firstimevisor Joined

my number 1 moron so far on this forum........... and please ask why you eefing tool.
Report mrcombustible August 10, 2010 9:12 PM BST
Report benny_ROBS_roy August 11, 2010 2:00 PM BST
Report dj876 March 12, 2011 11:47 PM GMT
What happened with ryans cooruption trial supposed to have been on in jan?presume adjourned anyone know?
Report dj876 March 12, 2011 11:49 PM GMT
corruption even
Report dj876 March 13, 2011 10:17 PM GMT
no pne knows so?
Report Too Easy March 14, 2011 7:00 AM GMT
I presume it will be just swept under the carpet like most things in this country.  The clamour for justice dies down as time goes by.  Be interesting to know...
Report dj876 March 31, 2011 12:35 AM BST
interesting to see if he will have many in training for the flat season,i see his stud farm sold a duke of marmalade foal to timmmy hyde for 215000 in nov.
Report dj876 June 18, 2011 1:38 AM BST
I see Mr. Ryan had a second in a beginners chase tonight at down royal-hazeymm,he has a mare running in the last at ascot tomorrow-she ran well there last year elyaadi(john queally),any one here how the al eile stud farm is going??I remember about  6 years ago he paid 1.2 mill euro for a montjeu filly-she was a half sister to maids causeway and was trained unusually at ballydoyle-uimhir a haon I think
Report rubyisgodinthesaddle June 18, 2011 2:24 AM BST
Bizarre that purchase dj. A Montjeu filly is just a waste of money a big black hole.
Report dj876 June 18, 2011 2:49 AM BST
obv.ruby LaughI don't see how u thought I was implying that,was just keeping an eye out for the stud farm cos they were expanding a lot back then,I wonder is the 2yo by teofilio out of finsceal beo in training with bolger??
Report Princesse D'Anjou June 18, 2011 11:17 AM BST
Backed her for the Oaks after a tip for her DJ - think Uimir A Haon ended up racing in the US or at least contested one of those 3yo filly stakes.

Elyaadi back with Fran up today - nightmares of last year have all come flooding back.
Report neill d June 18, 2011 6:19 PM BST
Montjeu fillies are normally a huge letdown in comparison with his colts.
Report dj876 November 18, 2011 8:56 PM GMT
A nice pay day for Mr.Ryan yesterday(or does it go straight to nama??)
Report GANT007 November 18, 2011 9:07 PM GMT
Consigned by Al-Eile stud...cheque will be made out to the stud and lodged to it's account.
Report dj876 November 18, 2011 9:13 PM GMT
gant do u know if finsceal's first foal(a colt by galileo)was sold or is still with al eile stud,she is now in foal to montjeu i think.
Report dj876 May 8, 2012 11:01 PM BST
Fred Forsey Junior, aged 42, from Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Co Waterford, is pleading not guilty to the six counts.
His trial before a jury of eight men and four women started at Waterford Circuit Court today and could last up to six weeks.
The former Dungarvan town councillor and driving instructor is denying receiving corrupt payments of €60,000, €10,000 and €10,000 from a property developer in 2006.
The developer cannot be named for legal reasons.
The payments are alleged to have been made as an inducement or reward to Mr Forsey to use his position on Dungarvan Town Council to make representations to officials and members of the county council in support of a planning application made by the developer's company.
The payments were also allegedly a reward or inducement for him to speak at a meeting of the town council in support of the development, and propose a motion to extend the Dungarvan town boundary to encompass the lands involved in the application.
In opening the case, Denis Vaughan-Buckley senior counsel for the prosecution said the Forseys went on a family holiday to Rome in August of 2006 on the date of the first alleged corrupt payment to Mr Forsey of €60,000. The court heard he told his wife the developer had paid him €30,000.
He said Fred and Jenny Forsey split up in October 2006.
The first witness in the prosecution case was local Fine Gael TD John Deasy, who said he was approached in the summer of 2006 by the property developer in Merry's pub in Dungarvan, Mr Deasy's local. He said he was asked to support the rezoning of lands outside of Dungarvan.
He said that in September 2006 Mr Forsey, then a town councillor, called him to arrange a meeting, which took place in a cafe on the quay in Dungarvan.
He told the court the meeting was specifically to do with lands for rezoning, with Mr Forsey putting to him that hundreds of jobs could be created if the lands around a mile outside of Dungarvan were rezoned for industrial use.
Mr Deasy told the court he did not back the proposals as very few if any specifics came back to him when he asked for them and that ,in his opinion, there was no substance to the claim that hundreds of jobs would be created.
In April 2007, Jenny Forsey approached him, Mr Deasy told the court.
Jenny Forsey had been married to the accused but was then separated.
Following the conversation, Mr Deasy went to the gardaí and advised Mrs Forsey to do the same, which she did, and a meeting with the gardaí was arranged.
Under cross-examination, Mr Deasy said that it was his opinion, and that it is still his opinion, that the reason (for the attempt at rezoning) was to inflate the price of the land.
Mr Deasy said he was not aware in 2007 that Mr Forsey was, according to defending Senior Counsel John Phelan, residing with another lady although he knew there were differences in the marriage. Mr Deasy said Mrs Forsey did not make any comment about her marital status.
When he heard later he was due to move to Australia, Mr Deasy asked Mr Forsey to relinquish his seat on Dungarvan Town Council.
Mr Phelan put it to the TD that he rang Mr Forsey, saying if he was him, he would not ever come back to Ireland and wishing him a good life.
Mr Deasy said this was not his recollection.
He agreed that Fred Forsey was a good councillor and that he did not feel his own position was in jeopardy from him.
The court was also told that other witnesses due to be called include the other Fine Gael TD in Waterford, Paudie Coffey, bank officials, officers from Waterford County Council and others.
The trial continues tomorrow.
Report Vubiant May 9, 2012 2:37 PM BST
Given the underlying tenets of Irish culture -one can understand how so many contrive to justify corruption.
Yes , there are differing scales of chicanery and yes , sometimes there might appear to be some collateral benefits accruing but - let's be blunt's wrong at root , it's cheating , it's fuelled by greed. It corrodes decency and values like social equity and fair play.
Corruption is never a victimless crime. Inevitably, if one tolerates it in small doses one gets it in larger and larger doses .
Town council today , county council tomorrow , national government the day after.
Report mrcombustible May 19, 2012 9:33 PM BST
Has Ryan been charged?
Report dj876 June 27, 2012 3:37 PM BST
FORMER DUNGARVAN TOWN councillor Fred Forsey Jnr has been sentenced to six years in jail with two years suspended. The former Fine Gael councillor was found guilty of six counts of corruption. He was found guilty of accepting €80,000 in bribes from developers. Each offence carried a six-year sentence but the sentences will run concurrently.
Judge Gerard Griffin, passing sentence at the Waterford District Criminal Court, sitting in Dublin this morning, said that Forsey had “gravely breached the trust of the people of Dungarvan” and that his wrongdoing had been at the “medium-range of seriousness” in terms of the corruption recorded in findings of the Mahon Tribunal’s report.
The judge noted that Forsey Jnr came from a good family but said that if the development for which he accepted bribes in order to push through land rezoning decisions had actually been built at the height of the Celtic Tiger boom, it would almost certainly now be a ghost estate.
The developer who had been alleged to have given bribes to Forsey Jnr can not yet be named because of ongoing legal action.
After the sentence was handed down, Forsey’s girlfriend Karen Morrissey broke down in tears and he was hugged by family and friends before being led away to begin his jail term.
Read: No comment from Fine Gael as Fred Forsey found guilty in corruption trial>
Report Vubiant June 27, 2012 4:06 PM BST
So after all the shenanigans we've seen in the upper reaches of politics and banking -we end up with a humble town councillor in the clink.
It's like a fishing fleet going to sea and returning with a bucket of sprats.
Report jumper June 27, 2012 4:27 PM BST
I think in Ireland you can get away with it if it's conveniently in the past. Society has changed it's opinion on 'skullduggery' and 'chancers' over the last decade. The Revenue Commissioners have made great in roads. We still get those lists appearing in the press of tax defaulters but the lists are getting smaller, the message is getting home. The next step will be more public anger about the rich and their tax avoidance schemes. The UK can fuel that and it will sprinkle over here.

Sean Quinn looks like he could go down for awhile and have to provide some of his assets to pay off his debts. The case against Sean Fitzpatrick should be confirmed soon by the DPP. Using the bank's money to lend to 10 individuals so they could then buy up Anglo shares looks like fraud to me.

I think most bankers may get off as being described as inept rather than corrupt, although in reality they could have been both. I still think the banks did not divulge to the State their full liabilities in September 2008. If that could ever be proven, surely that is fraud as well.

If Fitzpatrick has no case to answer then I think we haven't moved on and he is getting protection but I then beg to ask, by whom exactly?
Report dj876 June 27, 2012 4:32 PM BST
Sean Fitzpatrick was non executive(some how apparently) chairman at Anglo when golden circle was formed unfortunately.

The reason the wheels of justice are turning so slow is because of our inept corporate law and the fact that the financial regulator was aware of a lot of what was going on-"wearing the green jersey"
Report neill d June 27, 2012 6:20 PM BST
would the non disclosure be made possible by friendly big 3 auditors, they keep getting the gigs, the true situation keeps being hidden, happy days all round.
Report olddesperado June 27, 2012 7:26 PM BST
vubiant spot on. With all that happened here over the last decade small player goes down. While its still welcome i doubt any big guys will follow. Quinn will probaly get a small sentence for contempt but no major charges imo
Report dj876 July 12, 2012 12:20 AM BST
Another nice Dylan Thomas 3yo filly runs tomorrow.Ownership of his horses have changed from Michael a Ryan to Michael D Ryan(son) avoiding the clutches of Nama maybe.

Chairman of Nama and Mr.Ryan come from the same town.
Report Arklearkle July 13, 2012 12:46 AM BST
Have some recent posts been removed.
Report dj876 July 13, 2012 1:03 AM BST
were there posts deleted on this thread today arkle??
Report Arklearkle July 13, 2012 2:27 PM BST
Apologies dj the thread is on the Horse Racing forum - you are familiar with it. Got the two threads mixed up.
Report kingrat July 13, 2012 5:39 PM BST
hes a bit slow m8,like a clockDevil
Report dj876 July 18, 2012 5:32 AM BST
Report dj876 January 29, 2013 7:27 PM GMT

A jury in Waterford circuit courtWinkWink
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 30, 2013 4:42 PM GMT
*RTE ffs
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