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State turns blind eye to bribery

The government has little interest in tackling bribery of foreign officials by Irish businesses in lucrative overseas deals, according to a leading international think-tank.

24th March, 2007

Officials from key government departments, including the Department of Foreign Affairs, failed to turn up for meetings with anti-bribery examiners from the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

There is little official interest in encouraging awareness of anti-bribery laws among the private sector, the OECD report, due to be published next week, will reveal.

Documents obtained by The Sunday Business Post show that the OECD is concerned that Minister for Justice Michael McDowell...

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