These are some of the leading stories in Ireland’s newspapers on Friday. Reuters has not verified these stories and cannot vouch for their accuracy:
- State Street, which the Irish debt agency says defrauded the Irish taxpayer of 3.2 million euros ($4.1 million), is continuing to manage 900 million euros in state assets, the Public Accounts Committee was told on Friday
- The expected announcement of a second state inquiry in to the death of Savita Halappanavar is “an extra dimension rather than a u-turn” according to health minister James Reilly.
- Mental health inspectors have expressed extreme concern for the welfare of residents at a facility who have been deprived of essential therapies and are showing signs of severe institutionalised behaviour
- The top civil servant in the department of health launched a probe into his own minister, Dr James Reilly, in the wake of the controversy over the decision to locate two primary care centres in his constituency
- Sean Quinn Jr wants to help the former Anglo Irish Bank recoup up to 500 million euros of overseas assets, the High Court was told on Thursday
- Allied Irish Banks is warning potential bond investors that a 500,000 euro cap on bankers’ pay could be a potential risk to the business.
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