Mar 202009
 

The latest register of Dáil members’ interests has been published, and obviously you couldn’t but have a peek inside, could you?

Our local FF minister, Little Willie, has some intriguing shares:

(1) Ormond Mining: St. Canice St., Kilkenny: mining;

(2) African Diamonds: 162 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3: mining;

(3) West African Diamonds: 162 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3: mining;

(4) Persian Gold: 162 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3: mining;

(5) Formation Group: 162 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3: leisure;

(6) Pan Andean Ltd.: 162 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3: mining;

(7) Essentially Ltd.: Level 14, 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP: leisure.

West African Diamonds, by Jesus.  The ferret-faced little fecker digs in more interesting holes than I thought.

I wonder if there’s blood on those diamonds?

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UPDATE

I think this comment from Huron deserves to be in the main body of the post:

Question then to be asked is, is there any conflict of interest between Willie the Tash and John Teeling doing business? With Willie being minister of defence and Teeling doing business in areas that fell under UN troop protection are there more questions to be asked?

Who is John Teeling?
http://www.whartoncapetown08.com/bio-teeling.html
http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=john_teeling
http://www.tribune.ie/article/2000/jul/16/clontarf-raider/

What companies are at that address?

Irish Base Metals Ltd
Minco Ireland Limited
PRIORITY CONSTRUCTION GROUP LIMITED
ENNEX INTERNATIONAL PLC
All Financials Ltd
Formation Group
Priority Geotechnical Limited
Bec Priority Construction Ltd – Scetauroute
west african diamonds
PAN ANDEAN RESOURCES PLC
Cooley Distillery Plc
ADAM MILLAR & COMPANY LTD
IMAGINE TECHNOLOGIES LTD
Connemara Mining Company PLC
Petrel Resources plc
Technico Ltd.
African Gold
AER Limited (Cooley-Clearpower)
Persian Gold plc
Money Point – though it looks like they’ve moved out
at one point it looks like Tara Mines had an address there too.

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/article1135653.ece
http://www.dublincity.ie/AnitePublicDocs/00226067.pdf – building plans
http://www.dublincity.ie/AnitePublicDocs/00226065.pdf – building plans

  15 Responses to “Willie O’Dea’s West African Diamonds”

Comments (15)
  1.  

    Interesting reading, cheers for that Bock.

  2.  

    Any wonder that dispicable little shit is over to Chad every few days.

    Might be interesting to check Der Kiene Korporals’ flight schedule. No sudden stopovers in Sierra Leone, Liberia or other sparkling outposts out Wesht one hopes.

    I hope Customs have a vaccum cleaner strong enough to go through that yardbrush the rockhopper keeps tucked under his nose next time he comes back from his overseas duty.

  3.  

    A more interesting question is what’s the connection between Willie and the businessman John Teeling – the man behind all but one of the above companies.

    Willie must have some faith in Mr. Teeling to be putting all his eggs in that one basket.

  4.  

    2004 piece from the Sindo says

    “Teeling has a dismal record in the sector”.

    http://friendsoftheirishenvironment.net/paperstoday/index.php?do=paperstoday&action=view&id=3743

  5.  

    Diamond Willy.

  6.  

    I must have a look through the CRO to see what other companies are based in 162 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3.. Hmm.

  7.  

    Seems that 162 Clontarf Road is the same address that the Cooley Distillery is registered.

    The director of the Distillery is a Mr. James Finn who is also the Non-Executive Director and Company Secretary of West African Diamonds and African Diamonds. He is also the Finance Director of Persian Gold and Pan Andean.

    They are all English companies too (according to their respective web sites) so they are probably just registered here for tax purposes. They are also all probably part of the same parent company as they all have nearly identical websites.

    Can’t seem to find much of a biography on Mr. Finn though. Wonder if is a pal of Willie?

  8.  

    Willy is used to blood on his hands. For West Africa read; Siera Leone.

  9.  

    Question then to be asked is, is there any conflict of interest between Willie the Tash and John Teeling doing business? With Willie being minister of defence and Teeling doing business in areas that fell under UN troop protection are there more questions to be asked?

    Who is John Teeling?
    http://www.whartoncapetown08.com/bio-teeling.html
    http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=john_teeling
    http://www.tribune.ie/article/2000/jul/16/clontarf-raider/

    What companies are at that address?

    Irish Base Metals Ltd
    Minco Ireland Limited
    PRIORITY CONSTRUCTION GROUP LIMITED
    ENNEX INTERNATIONAL PLC
    All Financials Ltd
    Formation Group
    Priority Geotechnical Limited
    Bec Priority Construction Ltd – Scetauroute
    west african diamonds
    PAN ANDEAN RESOURCES PLC
    Cooley Distillery Plc
    ADAM MILLAR & COMPANY LTD
    IMAGINE TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Connemara Mining Company PLC
    Petrel Resources plc
    Technico Ltd.
    African Gold
    AER Limited (Cooley-Clearpower)
    Persian Gold plc
    Money Point – though it looks like they’ve moved out
    at one point it looks like Tara Mines had an address there too.

    http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/article1135653.ece
    http://www.dublincity.ie/AnitePublicDocs/00226067.pdf – building plans
    http://www.dublincity.ie/AnitePublicDocs/00226065.pdf – building plans

  10.  

    Bit of vinegar will clean the blood off any diamond.
    With all the profits, he should be able to afford a couple of these new Indulgences they have on the market these days – to clean his soul. ( Results are not guaranteed ).

  11.  

    not much elbow room at 162 Clontarf Road then!!

    I wonder if Imagine Technlogies is related to the Imagine Mobile that once operated in offices in DunLaoighre???

  12.  

    of the list of companies there cooley distilliary is the only one that he is interested in or benefits from:)

  13.  

    Fergal,
    do you mean Teeling or the Tash?
    (got a nice ring to that, like hitman and her)
    Teeling’s a director on a load of those companies and says in interviews that you can google that he’s in it for the gold (to paraphrase).

    The fact that on paper these companies don’t seem to be doing that well is irrelevant to question I’d like to see raised.

    Is there a conflict of interest (and the attendant possible abuse of powers) in a sitting defence minister with direct control over troops in a conflict area, holding commercial interests in the same region?

  14.  

    oops sorry i was halfway through a bottle of whiskey erm i meant the minister of course and god help the poor west africans when he’s there, at least they can find shelter from the sun under the tash

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