Tickets for the Rio Olympic Games
You may recall how it was announced, on August 24th, that retired judge Mr Justice Carroll Moran would lead an inquiry into the reselling of tickets for the Rio Olympics that were originally part of the Olympic Council of Ireland’s allocation of tickets.
It was also said a report on the matter would be presented to the Minister for Sport Shane Ross within 12 weeks of the inquiry’s commencement.
Further to this…
The Moran Inquiry invites submissions from members of the public concerning their experience in applying for tickets at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
This Inquiry has been established by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport and the Minister for State with responsibility for Tourism and Sport to investigate the distribution and sale of tickets at these Olympic Games.
Persons wishing to make a written submission should do so on or before the 30th November 2016 by post or electronically to the addresses set out below.
Any such submissions should be accompanied by all emails, correspondence and other relevant documents. The text of the Terms of Reference of the Moran Inquiry can be found here
The postal address is: Moran Inquiry c/o The Property Registration Authority, The Four Courts, Dublin 7. D07 T652. The email address is email@example.com
H/T: Gavan Reilly
The Government plans special legislation to cut the pensions of the highest-paid former public servants by some 5 per cent.
Although the move is part of a general cut in all public pensions above €32,500, the greatest reductions will be imposed on senior figures who held high public office and those who led State and other public institutions.
Those affected by the measure include former taoisigh Bertie Ahern, Brian Cowen, John Bruton and Albert Reynolds and many members of the previous government.
Mr Ahern and Mr Cowen will see their pensions cut to €142,655 from €150,163 under the move; Mr Reynolds’s pension will drop to €141,513 from €148,961;and Mr Bruton’s pension will fall to €134,728 from €141,819.
How will they get by?
Former top public servants face 5% pension cut (Arthur Beesley, Martin Wall, Pamela Duncan, Irish Times)
(Laura Hutton, Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland)