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Report: A Case of Mismanagement of Irish Government Funds? – Recalled emails by Enterprise Ireland/Cost of corruption per Irish household greater than water charges?/Innovation Fund Ireland a sham structure?/Systemic problem with Ireland’s justice and oversight system/Freedom of Information replies, and more…

Hi everyone,


It’s been a while since my last communication to you on matters relating to Failte 32 and Opportunity Ireland, and indeed matters relating to support for the Irish at home and abroad, but this communication is of particular importance to me and I believe the Irish people. It is also of importance to international investors.


I’m sure most of you will remember the three documents (summary documents) I sent to you last year. These documents relate to what I believe was very likely mismanagement of Irish Government funds by two of Ireland’s Government Agencies, the National Pensions Reserve Fund (NPRF) and Enterprise Ireland (EI), in their treatment of applications for funding by U.S. and other investors under a competitive tender/expression of interest program called Innovation Fund Ireland (IFI).


I spent the past year or so seeking a formal investigation into my case, but with little success.


However, my attempts to initiate an investigation during this period revealed what I believe to be a systemic problem with Ireland’s oversight system. Therefore, although I had no previous intention of writing another document regarding this case, I thought it only appropriate to provide a public record of my results, and since I had little success initiating an investigation, there really was no other course of action open to me.


My requests for an investigation followed a path to many different organizations and public bodies, and it wasn’t an easy task to document my case without coming across as if I was pointing the finger at quite a few people. The multiple bodies I have singled out certainly gave me reason to (and imply a systemic problem), and most are part of the Irish Government. The journey revealed some interesting and unexpected insights along the way through the replies I received…


Kind regards,

Maurice D. Landers

Report – A Case of Mismanagement of Irish Government Funds

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Failte32.org – Part 3 (final part): My experience of bringing new Investor Groups to Ireland, and Irish Government business practices.

Hi everyone

This is my final communication on this matter.
Included within (link below) are some direct and indirect observations of Enterprise Ireland, some information on the project/companies we were proposing to bring into Ireland, and some general recommendations and advice.
Kind regards
Maurice D. Landers



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Part 2: My experience of bringing new Investor Groups to Ireland, and Irish Government business practices.

Hi everyone

Last week you received an email/article from me titled “My experience of bringing new Investor Groups to Ireland, and Irish Government business practices.”
The article sought an expert opinion from you based on my communications with the Irish Government and an Innovation Fund Ireland document. Thank you to those of you who responded and gave me your valuable feedback.

At the end of the Summary I mentioned that I would follow up with my own analysis/expert opinion which you could compare to your own.

Please see Appendix C attached:  Appendix C – My own analysis
Kind regards
Maurice D. Landers
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My experience of bringing new Investor Groups to Ireland, and Irish Government business practices.

Hi everyone

Please see attached (links below), and your feedback will be welcome.

Kind regards

Maurice D. Landers


Maurice Landers – My Experience of bringing Investor Groups to Ireland

Appendix A – Email 1

Appendix A – Email 2

Appendix A – Email 3

Appendix A – Email 4

Appendix A – Email 5

Appendix A – Email 6

Appendix A – Email 7

Appendix B

2010 Nov 26 Innovation-Fund-Ireland-Brochure-PDF

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Failte32.org – The final curtain for Failte 32 / The Shamrock Fund expands its mission and will use the HaloCard Project to reach donors / Article from 15 year old ‘Irish and its importance’…..

Hi everyone


Please click on link below (or copy and paste) to read our last Failte 32 newsletter.




Kind regards

Failte 32 Committee


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Failte32.org Update for Summer J-1 visa holders

Hi everyone

Just a quick update on some upcoming events in the Irish American community that are great for job networking. It’s important that you at least attend the Aisling Irish Community Center Information Workshop (immediately below). The Aisling Irish Community Center (www.aislingcenter.org), the Emerald Isle Immigration Center (www.eiic.org), and the New York Irish Center (www.newyorkirishcenter.org) are the main Irish Government funded organizations in NY, and have great resources available to assist you in your job search, so please make use of these great organizations. They are there to help you and give you solid advice and direction while in NY.
The 2013 New York-New Belfast Conference takes place over two days from June 12 & 13 at Fordham University, Lincoln Center, starting 5:30 pm Wednesday and 9:00 am Thursday.
Failte 32 is offering 2 free tickets to the above event to the first two J-1 visa holders (one to a Summer J-1 visa holder and the other to a longer-term IWT J-1 visa holder) to reply to our email and answer the following question correctly:
For Ireland to reduce its economic dependency on attracting, and the presence of, foreign multinational corporations, and minimize and insulate the impact of larger foreign economies on its small open economy, it is imperative that we develop indigenous industries particularly tourism, agriculture, life sciences, and alternative energy, which will provide a resilient base of jobs into the future, and economic independence and sustainability to our maximum potential.
Q. What percentage of Ireland’s exports do foreign owned corporations account for. Hint: it’s high
A new Govt. strategy focused on developing indigenous Irish companies with a target of at least 20% exports by Irish owned enterprises by the year 2020, is realistic goal. We have the resources, we just need to deploy them towards achieving the same goal. The ‘Gathering Ireland’ is a good start to helping develop the indigenous Tourism industry in Ireland. Maybe Tim O’Connor, Chair of The Gathering Ireland (www.thegatheringireland.com), can build and expand on this great initiative by introducing a new ‘Indigenous Ireland’ initiative in 2014. No better man! For those of you old enough to remember, there used to be a ‘Guaranteed Ireland’ initiative years back. It was certainly an effective banding effort as it had an impact on me and many others at a very early age. Lets bring back the Celtic Tiger economy again on a more sustainable basis.
For further information on the above event visit: http://irishecho.com/?attachment_id=75680%22
Request for employment:
My son and 3 pals collectively known as Animal Beats[their band] all university students are heading to New York in search of being discovered in the music business
They have an E P launch tomorrow night at Dolans bar limerick their farewell gig.
They can be viewed on the web  animal beats limerick.the Ep is CARNIVAL produced by my son David [music engineer also looking for work later and who may follow the lads out.
Their first aim is to get a job and accommodation.
They are very experienced in restaurant business banqueting bar work painting movers etc,Can do any task and give it 100 %.
4 fine Irish responsible and talented musicians,They wont disappoint.
I would be so grateful if my e mail could be passed on to an employer that could match the dream
[1] job
Many thanks for your help.
 Ber Mc Carthy[neeConway]

Cherish the Ladies own Joanie Madden, heads up an All-Star Concert at 8:00 PM, Saturday, June 1st at the Christian Brothers Academy – 850 Newman Springs Road in Lincroft, New Jersey.

Joanie will be on flutes and whistles and the concert is also featuring the talented Gabriel Donohue on guitar/piano, fellow All-Ireland champions John Nolan (accordion) and Dylan Foley (fiddle), Liz McNicholl (vocals/guitar) and dancers John Jennings (World Champion) and friends and more.

The concert follows up an all day festival including some of the top entertainers in Celtic music including Girsa, The Pride of Moyvane and an array of talent that showcases Irish music, dance, sport, literature, vendors and exhibitors.  It’s going to be a fabulous day and the weather is going to be perfect – if you’re within driving distance of New Jersey, don’t miss it!  http://www.gaelfest.com/Festival_Lineup.html



Last years cruise was the talk of the town, and Joanie Madden’s 3rd Annual Folk N’ Irish Cruise planning is well underway again with an incredible line up, a stellar ship and beautiful ports of call to the Western Caribbean.  Once again we’re embarking on the fabulous Norwegian Epic, departing from Miami, Florida with port of call Ocho Rios, Costa Maya and Cozumel departing February 2nd – 9th, 2014.

The talent is galactic – over 60 of the finest musicians, singers, dancers, comedian’s and characters you could ever wish to spend a week with!  The entertainers are first class with Joanie Madden at the helm along with Cherish the Ladies, Sharon Shannon & Alan Conner, The Makem and Spain Brothers, Irish Comedian Shawn Conners, The Chieftains Matt Molloy with John Carty and Arty McGlynn, Don Stiffe, Tommy Sands, Cathie Ryan, Guaranteed Irish, Danny Quinn, Padraig Allen and the McLean Avenue Band, Gabriel Donohue, Dermot Hagerty, Harry O’Donoghue, The Ennis Sisters, Donie Carroll, Pride of Moyvane Ceili Band, TR Dallas, Dermot Hegarty and Frank McKenna, Brigids Cross 2, All Ireland Champions: John Nolan, Dylan Foley, Buddy Connolly, Monsignor Charlie Coen, Josh Dukes, Donnchadh Gough (Danu), The Epic Ceili Band, Legendary Step dancers Donny Golden, Cara Butler, John Jennings, Michael Boyle and Jon Pilatzke. Set Dance Masters Padraig & Roisin McEneany, Ceili Dance instructor Marianne MacDonald, plus Norwegian Cruise Lines World Class entertainment; The Blue Man Group, Legends in Concert, Howl at the Moon, Cirque Dreams, Fat Cat’s Jazz, Second City Comedy Group and more!

Everyone is welcome to join in the fun with Sessions, Sing-alongs, Concerts, Lectures, Ceilis and Set Dancing (on the beautiful wood dance floor), waltzing, jiving, quiz shows and just good plain craic with a wonderful group of fans of celtic music!!!!

Come one, come all for the Big Session on the High Seas! Cabins starting at $1099 with a limited number of single cabins available.  Book early for the best choice and price!

For more information peruse the informative website;  www.joaniemaddencruise.com

To book, call tollfree 1-855-IRISH-CRUISE or direct number is +1-561-288-8247.


Kind regards

Failte 32 Committee


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Failte32.org – Job networking events update for Summer J-1′ers / Free tickets first come first served….

Hi everyone


Please click or copy and paste following link to read most recent Failte 32 update for Summer J-1′ers:




Kind regards

Failte 32 Committee


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Failte 32 Summer J1 Visa newsletter – Job announcement / Summer job networking events of our affiliated organizations / Accommodations / RendezVous353.com update and job resource / Comprehensive immigration reform update, and lots more…..

Hi everyone


Please click or copy and paste following link to read most recent Failte 32 newsletter for Summer J-1′ers:




Kind regards


Failte 32 Committee

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The Guggenheim Grotto In Concert


New York Irish Center Presents
for One Night Only

Guggenheim Grotto
in Concert

Guggenheim Grotto Walking PhotoGuggenheim Grotto Walking Photo

Direct from Ireland and now
based right here in New York City
we are delighted to be able to welcome
back to the New York Irish Center
one of Ireland’s finest folk-pop
singer/songwriter duos.

Besides being swell guys all around,
Kevin May and Mick Lynch will
leave musical hooks firmly implanted
in your skull, that will not be shifted.


Cathy Maguire

Friday, June 14
Doors Open 7.30pm

for Cocktail Hour;
Complimentary Tea, Coffee, Soda, Popcorn
Discount Bar

 Showtime 8.30pm

For Advance Tickets
via Paypal or Credit Card
(you do not need a Paypal account
to purchase tickets)

Regular $25

Students, Seniors, Unemployed $15

 New York Irish Center
10-40 Jackson Ave, LIC, Queens, NY 11101
718 482 0909 www.nyirish.org

Last stop on the 7 before Grand Central
at Vernon Blvd./Jackson Ave.
Lots of local parking after 7pm

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