1 Backer raised €50 of €1500
THE CONSTRUCTION NETWORK: Connecting the dots between the government and lobbyists for developers and the construction industry
There are nearly 1,900 lobbyists registered in Ireland, all seeking to influence government policy in one way or another.
5 Backers raised €60 of €3200
TAKING A SLICE: How fair is the government’s system for allocating grants and are ministers still favouring their own constituencies?
It is one of the oldest political tricks in the book … a TD appointed as a minister and immediately using grants to take care of their own constituency.
3 Backers raised €33 of €1800
THIS HOSTEL LIFE: How much are local authorities around the country paying for hostels, B&Bs, and hotels for the homeless?
In Dublin, more than €60 million was spent last year providing emergency accommodation for homeless people at hotels, B&Bs,and guesthouses.
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Every hour of every day in Ireland, a person is reported missing to the gardaí. The vast majority are found, usually quite quickly, but some cases last much longer and some are never solved.
1 Backer raised €20 of €1000
NO EXPENSES SPARED: Digging into the many ways that TDs and Senators can claim expenses from the taxpayer.
“Policy formulation” expenses that are made up of sizable bills from some of the best restaurants in Ireland, a special secretarial allowance that allowed a government minister quietly hire the most famous PR consultant in Ireland, overnight expenses for politicians who live in the commuter suburbs of Kildare, Wicklow, and Meath.
6 Backers raised €90 of €1500
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