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#Mahon

# mahon - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

"Significant progress" made in tackling Celtic Tiger-era planning - Minister

Minister for Housing Jan O’Sullivan said significant progress is being made in tackling the legacy of Celtic Tiger-era planning.

Commission will not strip Flynn's pension before court ruling

Current commissioner Maros Sefcovic says Padraig Flynn’s pension may be stripped, but only after he is convicted of an offence.

# mahon - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Action on planning inquiries 'could help stop another property bubble'

An Taisce said alleged irregularities at seven councils had not yet been properly investigated.

# mahon - Sunday 1 April, 2012

What WOULD it take for a politician to lose their pension?

We take a closer look at the legislation proposed to be amended to allow Oireachtas members be stripped of their pensions if they are guilty of corruption.

# mahon - Saturday 31 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge WATCH: Dermot Morgan jokes about Bertie Ahern… in 1994 R.I.P. This post contains videos

WATCH: Dermot Morgan jokes about Bertie Ahern… in 1994

It’s Father Ted’s 60th birthday today. Even if he was still around, he probably couldn’t have been any more on-the-button.

# mahon - Friday 30 March, 2012

Fianna Fáil: “It has been a very difficult week”

The party’s National Executive met this evening to discuss the fallout from the Mahon Report.

St Luke's trustees agree to transfer building back to Fianna Fáil

The infamous ‘Drumcondra mafia’ have agreed to transfer ownership of Bertie Ahern’s former constituency office back to the party centrally.

# mahon - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Government accused of 'arrogance' over cancelled planning inquiries

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said the investigations into six councils had been “ready to go” when they were halted by Phil Hogan.

# mahon - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as any of the bits and pieces you may have missed.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Column: The Mahon Tribunal failed - and the media did too

Michael Smith, one of the two men whose offer of a reward for information about planning corruption led to the Mahon Tribunal, explains why the investigation was a damp squib.

Final FF councillor quits party ahead of Friday expulsion

Finbarr Hanrahan has formally resigned his membership of the party, meaning all six of the people due for expulsion have gone.

WATCH: Day 2 of the Dáil debate on the Mahon report

The Dáil resumes its discussions of the findings of the inquiry into political corruption in the planning process.

Mahon Tribunal issues 'unreserved apology' to Haughey son

Conor Haughey was mistakenly named in the report, instead of his brother Ciarán Haughey.

# mahon - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

Portraits of tainted taoisigh 'should be removed from Leinster House' - senator

James Heffernan says the public gallery, which forms part of tours, should not feature portraits of disgraced politicians.

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as any of the bits and pieces you may have missed.

Barrister whose ad led to Mahon calls for an anti-corruption commission

Colm Mac Eochaidh has said the information revealed by the Mahon Tribunal has been priceless but has offered an idea for how such costs might be avoided in future.

Column: ‘I thought it would last two months’ – the man whose ad led to Mahon

Colm Mac Eochaidh, one of the two men whose offer of a £10,000 reward for information about planning corruption led to the Mahon Tribunal, reflects on the past 15 years.

As it happened: The Dáil debate on the Mahon report Mahon This post contains videos

As it happened: The Dáil debate on the Mahon report

TDs this evening began a three-day debate on the findings of the tribunal into corruption in the planning process.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday Take 5 This post contains videos

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

GV Wright and Don Lydon resign from Fianna Fáil

The resignations had been expected and are the fourth and fifth since the final report of the Mahon Tribunal. Only ex-councillor Finbarr Hanrahan now faces a motion of expulsion at Friday’s Ard Comhairle.

Here's who else Fianna Fáil may be expelling over Mahon*

*That’s if they don’t resign first.

Dáil to begin debate on Mahon Tribunal findings

Legislation has been largely abandoned this week with TDs set to discuss the corruption revelations in the Tribunal’s final report.

# mahon - Monday 26 March, 2012

Cllr Anne Devitt resigns from Fine Gael

Fine Gael confirmed the news tonight, adding that Cllr Devitt had been due to appear before the Party’s Disciplinary Committee.

FF youth wing looks to expel Albert Reynolds from party

Ógra Fianna Fáíl will propose a motion which would see a second former taoiseach expelled “for conduct unbecoming”.

Flynn joins Ahern in quitting FF ahead of vote to expel him

The former minister and European Commissioner resigns his membership of Fianna Fáil, joining Bertie Ahern on the scrapheap.

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Two down: Bertie Ahern officially resigns from Fianna Fáil

The party also received confirmation that Councillor John Hannon has resigned his membership.

Bertie Ahern describes 'emotional wrench' at leaving Fianna Fáil

Writing in today’s Irish Times, the former Taoiseach said he was “deeply wounded” by the Mahon Tribunal findings.

Pensions of corrupt politicians 'could be cut off' - junior minister

Joe Costello said a constitutional amendment could halt payments to politicians named as corrupt by the Mahon Tribunal.

# mahon - Sunday 25 March, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as any of the bits and pieces you may have missed.

Pee Flynn's Late Late interview was "underhand" says Gilmartin's son Mahon This post contains videos

Pee Flynn's Late Late interview was "underhand" says Gilmartin's son

The developer’s son says his father was vindicated by Mahon and should get more credit for exposing corruption.

Ahern's former partner 'desolate' over rejection of Tribunal evidence

Celia Larkin describes Ahern as “sometimes downright rude”, but that she never thought him guilty of corruption.

Ahern "hurt and disappointed" by Mahon, will leave Fianna Fáil

“I can’t allow this blemish on my character to go unanswered,” former Taoiseach says of Mahon report.

# mahon - Saturday 24 March, 2012

Bertie ‘to resign from Fianna Fáil’ before vote to expel him

The man who led Fianna Fáil for 14 years quits the party before a vote to expel him, while continuing to deny any wrongdoing.

The Daily Fix: Saturday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as any of the bits and pieces you may have missed.

Power, payments, politicians and planning: the Mahon Tribunal in numbers

How much did the report cost per page? How many times does it mention ‘corruption’? And who opposed setting it up?

Former councillor defends Ahern on Mahon, criticises 'media agenda'

“You can’t spend your money without being criticised for it,” Joe Burke told Marian Finucane.

Call for EU Commission to drop Pádraig Flynn's pension

MEP Nessa Childers says Commission’s code of conduct should be “enforced retroactively” following Mahon findings.

Column: ‘A wheel turning so slowly the hamster died’ – my day at the Mahon

Sinéad Keogh spent a day at the Mahon Tribunal in 2007. Five years later, she remembers her experience.