Danny Boyby Daniel O'Carroll
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Just in case I did have fond thoughts of returning back to the old sod after two weeks of lounging in Florida, though, Google News convinced me otherwise. The State of the Nation is a typically mismanaged one and could easily be mistaken for a third world country in the midst of a drastic humanitarian crisis: “A round up of water supply conditions nationwide” leads the Irish Times; ‘Burst Pipes Brings New Year Misery For Thousands’ intones no more cheerily the Galway Advertiser.
Seeing as America doesn't take kindly to extended Irish imports and I have a degree to finish that's not one of the options, so instead I said I'd divulge to
Ian Bailey, a former journalist with several British publications, is on trial before the High Court in Dublin on foot of a European Arrest Warrant seeking his extradition to France, where Judge Patrick Gachon, a well-connected magistrate, has endorsed a warrant seeking his extradition and trial in France to face trial for the alleged murder of a French film-maker, Sophie Toscan du Plantier, in a rural Irish summer village over 14 years ago.
The case presents many complex legal problems, but the largest by far is that Ireland’s own public prosecutor, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), decided in its investigations after the crime that Bailey wasn’t worth prosecuting through the Irish courts, and following three arrests and interrogation by Irish police, Bailey was released on each occasion without charge.
The former Kenny Management Services President and US Ambassador to Ireland was also a man who seems to have had a clearer idea of where Ireland was headed than the Government did itself.
In a series of insightful documents released by now infamous whistle-blowing website Wikileaks, Kenny is seen counselling a doleful Irish government on the quandary facing the country in just a few short years from when the documents were dated (2004): a shortfalll of smart economy ready graduates from the nation’s universities, and a resulting exodus of foreign direct investment (FDI) from the now not so shimmery ‘Emerald’ Isle.