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News: Moonlighting by local authority engineers

The results of an investigation ordered by the Irish government into moonlighting by local authority engineers and officials are likely to remain secret. Council chiefs were last month given three months to verify that their staff did not engage in 'nixers', or private jobs, after an inquiry revealed bogus planning applications at one council. The findings will remain under wraps because they could reveal 'personal information about individuals', a spokeswoman for the Irish Department of the Environment said.

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