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#Mahon

# mahon - Saturday 24 March, 2012

'Politics is the art of illusion' - Frank Dunlop in 2004

The former government advisor has been silent this week but his 2004 book ‘Yes, Taoiseach’ revealed much about him and his thoughts on other key figures in the Mahon Tribunal’s final report.

# mahon - Friday 23 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules - Our day with Mahon Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules - Our day with Mahon

This week, the not Primate of All Ireland recounts the anguish of the Mahon report – especially the bit where he tried to download it.

Taoiseach's appearance with O'Brien on NYSE 'shouldn't have happened' - Martin

Micheál Martin said that all political parties had to “dramatically change our approach to how we fund politics” at a press conference today.

Flynn 'absolutely rejects' Mahon findings of corrupt payment

The former TD and EU commissioner issues a brief statement rejecting the corruption findings made in the final Tribunal.

Good Friday Agreement ‘cannot absolve’ Ahern on Mahon implications: Martin

Micheál Martin says comments made about Ahern in the Mahon report are “extremely serious”.

In full: Micheál Martin's statement on Mahon and expelling Bertie

The full text of a speech delivered by Micheál Martin this morning in which he explains the decision to expel Bertie Ahern.

Poll: Was the Mahon Tribunal worth the money? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Was the Mahon Tribunal worth the money?

It exposed details of “endemic” corruption and is expected to cost as much as €250million. So was it worth it?

Gallery: Mahon Tribunal hits the front pages Hold The Front Page This post contains images

Gallery: Mahon Tribunal hits the front pages

‘He lied and lied and lied again’. How the newspapers saw the report’s revelations…

Two FF vice-presidents abstained in vote on Bertie expulsion

Party vice-presidents Kathryn Byrne and Senator Mary White both opted against recommending the former Taoiseach’s expulsion.

Micheál Martin ‘showing how macho he is’, says Ahern’s brother

Former TD Noel Ahern welcomed the Mahon Tribunal’s findings but says FF should proceed slowly on proposed expulsions.

‘I feel betrayed’: Political figures respond to Mahon Tribunal findings

As the major parties digest the implications of the Mahon report, here’s what their members (and others) have been saying on the side…

13 things we learned from Mahon's final report

Who was ‘taken care’ of? What new powers should a future Tribunal have? What councillors were corrupt? Read it in a nutshell.

Gambling, lies, whip-arounds and the Teflon Taoiseach: how the world read Mahon

With some bags of cash, secrets and bizarre finances thrown into the mix too.

# mahon - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Fianna Fáil had lots more to say on the Mahon Report

Micheál Martin’s response in full to party councillors, Pádraig Flynn and the organisation in Dublin Central.

Fianna Fáil TD demands Mahon Report correction

Laois TD Seán Fleming is seeking an urgent correction to his “probably inadvertent” mention in the fifth and final report of the tribunal.

Fianna Fáil to put forward motion to expel Bertie Ahern

Micheál Martin has called his conduct “unbecoming” of a member of the party.

Bertie Ahern: I hid nothing...I have told the truth

The former Taoiseach said he will continue to examine ways to vindicate his name.

In full: Bertie Ahern's statement on the Mahon Report

“I was honest with the Tribunal and I gave it truthful evidence and I reject completely any suggestion that I did otherwise.”

24 major events that have changed our world in the time it took Mahon to conclude Mahon This post contains images

24 major events that have changed our world in the time it took Mahon to conclude

From the Good Friday Agreement to 9/11 and iPods, here are just some of the events we’ve seen in the past 15 years.

Fianna Fáil to consider Bertie Ahern membership, says Martin

The party leader said it was regrettable that Ahern was unable to account for the origin of payments outlined in the Mahon Tribunal report.

‘PS I Robbed You’… and today’s other #MahonMovies MahonMovies This post contains images

‘PS I Robbed You’… and today’s other #MahonMovies

The Twitter trend for the day that’s in it.

Mahon: The verdict on councillors involved in Quarryvale

Thirty councillors were investigated in relation to alleged corrupt payments over the development of Quarryvale in west Dublin – who was compromised and who was vindicated?

Ahern dismissed plans for a National Stadium - five years before announcing his own

Ahern “abruptly” dismissed proposals to back a stadium in Neilstown – while Eamon Dunphy and Pee Flynn were involved in botched plans to move Wimbledon FC to Dublin.

Bertie Archive File Pic of the Day

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How to prevent corruption in the future: Mahon's recommendations

The payments and planning inquiry has learned some valuable lessons in 15 years, it says – here are its recommendations for fighting corruption.

From The Daily Edge Here's what the Taoiseach was doing as the Mahon report was released Daffodil Day

Here's what the Taoiseach was doing as the Mahon report was released

He was at a photocall for the Irish Cancer Society…

Frank Dunlop: A ‘problematic witness’ with a war chest

The former Fianna Fáil press secretary had over IR£535,000 in cash at his disposal for “making disbursements to councillors” in the early 90s.

Government will refer Mahon report to DPP, Revenue, Gardaí

TDs will abandon legislative plans next week to discuss the report’s findings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Mahon: Liam Lawlor “hopelessly compromised” by payments from developers

The 25-year TD “conducted a personal business” where he sold his influence for personal reward, the Mahon Tribunal finds.

FF minister Pádraig Flynn took £50k corrupt payment - Mahon

Bertie Ahern knew about the payment but did not ask his then-cabinet colleague about it for almost a decade, the Tribunal has found.

Gilmore: If Mahon finds corruption, it will go to DPP

Tanaiste calls for Mahon report to be debated in the the Dáil next week while stating in Leader’s Questions that corruption should be “pursued vigorously by the authorities”.

FBI called to analyse Frank Dunlop's 'redacted' diaries

The FBI successfully identified information which the Tribunal says Dunlop had attempted to conceal or alter.

Corrupt payments to councillors were 'abuse of democratic system' - Mahon

Meanwhile, sports broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy has been cleared by the Tribunal of any improper conduct.

"Will we f**k": The Mahon Tribunal in quotes

From Bertie Ahern and his Holy Communion money to the Bailey brothers laughing at the idea of getting a receipt, here’s some of the most striking quotes from the Mahon Tribunal over the past 15 years.

Poll: Are you interested in the findings of the Mahon Tribunal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you interested in the findings of the Mahon Tribunal?

We’ve waited 15 years for the report into planning corruption and payments to politicians…do you still care?

# mahon - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Your essential news round-up, including the day’s biggest stories plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way.

Mahon Tribunal report to be published tomorrow morning

The Tribunal into planning matters and payments to politicians will deliver its final report tomorrow morning, TheJournal.ie understands.

# mahon - Sunday 18 March, 2012

Paddy doesn't know and lubricant of credit: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Paddy doesn't know and lubricant of credit: The week in quotes

“Take off like a rocket”