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#Mahon Tribunal

# mahon-tribunal - Monday 23 April, 2018

What exactly did the Mahon Tribunal find against Bertie Ahern?

The former Taoiseach recently walked out of an interview after being asked about the Tribunal’s findings.

# mahon-tribunal - Saturday 21 April, 2018

Bertie Ahern cuts interview short after he's asked about Mahon Tribunal Conflict Zone This post contains videos

Bertie Ahern cuts interview short after he's asked about Mahon Tribunal

“I’ve dealt with that issue and I am not saying any more about that issue.”

# mahon-tribunal - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Fianna Fáil branch to ask Bertie Ahern to rejoin party

Dublin Central chair Brian Mohan said Ahern “has been nothing but loyal to Fianna Fáil” and “deserves a second chance”.

# mahon-tribunal - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Controversial former Dublin planner George Redmond has died

Redmond passed away in hospital after a short illness.

# mahon-tribunal - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Elected officials need to know there are consequences to corruption

Corruption is a health risk to our democracy, writes Nuala Haughey.

# mahon-tribunal - Thursday 16 July, 2015

What's Bertie been up to?

The former taoiseach is before the banking inquiry this week, but what’s he been doing since he left office?

# mahon-tribunal - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Check out this video of Fianna Fáil minister Ray Burke 'baring his soul' to the Dáil in 1997

Four months after Fianna Fáil’s return to power, the new minister is embroiled in controversy.

# mahon-tribunal - Thursday 26 June, 2014

It turns out the Mahon Tribunal is going to cost less than was previously thought*

*Though it’s still a whopping €159 million.

# mahon-tribunal - Friday 22 November, 2013

Key Mahon Tribunal witness Tom Gilmartin passes away RIP

Key Mahon Tribunal witness Tom Gilmartin passes away

The businessman and property developer gave evidence alleging he gave a large cheque to former Fianna Fáil TD Pádraig Flynn when trying to develop a shopping centre.

# mahon-tribunal - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Read: Village magazine's vow to take legal action on white collar crime

The current affairs magazine has called on DPP to initiate legal proceedings against those found by specific bankers and people found by the Mahon Tribunal to have been involved in corrupt activities – or else it will.

# mahon-tribunal - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Column: The Mahon Report shows we need direct democracy to end abuses of power

The corruption identified in the Mahon Report would have been avoided under a system of direct democracy – which demands that the public have a real say in decisions that affect their lives, writes Raymond Whitehead.

# mahon-tribunal - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Column: Living with the legacy of corruption

Young Dublin Fianna Fáil councillor Paul McAuliffe says the corruption revealed in the Mahon report makes it difficult to repair public’s trust in politics.

"He was a man with the biggest ego" - choice quotes from the final Mahon chapter

“He was a sort of slippery type of person and you would want to be very cautious in your dealings with him”.

# mahon-tribunal - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Rezoning, holidaying with Redmond and a secret map: Mahon's verdict on developer Jim Kennedy

The businessman was at the centre of the recent corruption trial which collapsed when witness Frank Dunlop fell ill. Today, Mahon has had its say on his involvement with lands in Carrickmines.

The who’s who of the Mahon Tribunal

The longest-running inquiry in the history of the State has concluded its report – these were some of the names it focused on.

Why did we have to wait so long for the final Mahon chapter?

The final chapter of the report was delayed due to a trial that ultimately collapsed.

Mahon: Frank Dunlop bribed councillors for rezoning of M50 lands

The Tribunal has found that Frank Dunlop made the corrupt payments to the councillors on behalf of businessman Jim Kennedy.

Mahon Tribunal timeline: From whistleblower to digouts Mahon This post contains videos

Mahon Tribunal timeline: From whistleblower to digouts

Here’s everything you need to know to get to grips with the planning and permission tribunal of inquiry, which published its final chapter this morning.

# mahon-tribunal - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Councils given legal guidelines on new local area plans

The new guidelines mark the first time that councils have been given legal guidelines on their plans.

# mahon-tribunal - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Micheál Martin: I still keep in touch with Brian Cowen Fianna Fáil This post contains videos

Micheál Martin: I still keep in touch with Brian Cowen

The Fianna Fáil leader said he had a “good chat” with his predecessor at a recent funeral but neither Cowen nor Bertie Ahern have any input to party policy.

# mahon-tribunal - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Plans to establish independent planning regulator under Mahon Tribunal terms

Jan O’Sullivan said it was now a matter of deciding whether an entirely new entity should be created or if the current system should be adapted.

# mahon-tribunal - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Mahon tribunal, water charges and National Lottery

Senators debate amendments to water charges laws while TDs consider selling the National Lottery licence.

# mahon-tribunal - Friday 18 January, 2013

Column: Public inquiry system reflects power imbalance in Irish society

Women’s lives are not a priority in the public sphere – and this is clear from a series of inquiries, writes Margaret O’Keeffe.

# mahon-tribunal - Sunday 30 December, 2012

'A logistical, logarithmic progression' : The year in 46 quotes Review 2012 This post contains images

'A logistical, logarithmic progression' : The year in 46 quotes

“It’s clear that people are pissed off with us as a government” and 45 other quotes that tell the story of 2012.

# mahon-tribunal - Monday 24 December, 2012

Mahon, Reilly, Savita: Game-changing political moments of 2012

Unlike 2011 this was not a year of any seismic shifts in Irish politics but there were plenty of stand-out moments which will have repercussions going into next year and most of them involved one man…

# mahon-tribunal - Friday 23 November, 2012

Pics: Government publications sales office closes today Closure This post contains images

Pics: Government publications sales office closes today

No more queues for tribunal reports or the latest CSO stats.

# mahon-tribunal - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Mixed response to Hogan's plans for local council cull

Political parties criticise plans to do away with town councils, but the response of others is a little more enthusiastic.

Significant reforms will see planning powers of councillors curtailed

Minister Phil Hogan said he wanted to remove the possibility of councillors abusing their power.

# mahon-tribunal - Monday 6 August, 2012

'A consensus politician': Bertie Ahern profile still on Fianna Fáil website

The former taoiseach may have left the party in the wake of damning findings by the Mahon Tribunal but a glowing profile on the Fianna Fáil website remains.

# mahon-tribunal - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

Poll: Should the Oireachtas be allowed to investigate the bank guarantee? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Oireachtas be allowed to investigate the bank guarantee?

Two Oireachtas committee are vying for the chance to investigate the bank guarantee four years ago but should politicians be allowed to scrutinise the decision in the first place?

# mahon-tribunal - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Ridge resigns from Fine Gael in the wake of disciplinary proceedings

Therese Ridge lost the party whip after the Fine Gael disciplinary committee considered the findings of the Mahon Tribunal report against her.

# mahon-tribunal - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Website needed for disclosure of lobbyists' meetings with policy makers

Transparency International Ireland has reacted to a report in today’s Irish Times outlining proposed laws that will force lobbyists to disclose their contacts with politicians and senior civil servants.

# mahon-tribunal - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Barrister whose ad led to Mahon Tribunal nominated to the High Court

Colm MacEochaidh, a former Fine Gael general election candidate, has been nominated to the High Court by the government.

# mahon-tribunal - Monday 21 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Monday

Your nightly round-up of the day’s biggest news stores…

€196 million: the estimated final cost for the Mahon Tribunal

The Department of the Environment updates its formal estimates on how much the Planning Tribunal will cost the public.

# mahon-tribunal - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

“Therese Ridge is not a crook” – FG cllr appeals party action after Mahon

Dublin councillor Therese Ridge says she did nothing wrong in accepting a donation from Frank Dunlop, an action which the Mahon Tribunal found was inappropriate.

# mahon-tribunal - Thursday 10 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Our essential roundup of the day’s big stories – plus any other bits and pieces you may have missed…

# mahon-tribunal - Thursday 26 April, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# mahon-tribunal - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Mahon whistleblower James Gogarty left with €1m legal costs

James Gogarty incurred legal costs of over €4.5 million for Mahon – but the State was only willing to cover €3.56 million.

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