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# Michael Lowry

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# Moriarty Tribunal
Lowry hits out at 'erroneous claims' of bribery and perjury
The independent TD has criticised a High Court ruling against him today.
# Explainer
Who is Michael Lowry and what's everyone's problem with him?
The Tipperary TD is the subject of the latest political controversy, but why is everyone talking about him?
# State of the Nation
Is Michael Lowry about to be brought in from the cold?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# Election 2016
Enda was asked whether he'd work with Michael Lowry, he didn't say no
The Taoiseach was speaking at his party’s Ard Fheis.
# Have a Lowry Christmas
Michael Lowry has sent Tipperary a Christmas card with his name all over it
It’s a real Christmas cracker.
# Investigation
Journalist says she's been interviewed by gardaí over Michael Lowry complaint
Elaine Byrne said she was interviewed by gardaí yesterday over a complaint by the independent TD.
# not a fan
Michael Lowry has a go at Revenue as he's cleared of tax liability
The TD had been accused of filing incorrect tax returns in 2003 and 2007.
# Okey doke
'So, life has been good to me' - Bill O'Herlihy in his own words
An extract from a 2012 interview with the legendary broadcaster about the Olympics, Michael Lowry, his health and more.
# pointing fingers
Michael Healy-Rae accuses certain TDs of 'waking up from a coma'
The outspoken TD thinks backbenchers are speaking up in a bid to get votes.
# Day in court
Lowry granted appeal plea as lawyers argue he's been 'portrayed as sexist'
The Independent TD is facing four charges of filing false tax returns.
# Most unparliamentary
9 times when Irish politics has been really sexist
The debate about sexism in Irish politics has been reignited by Michael Lowry and his controversial note this week.
# Not bad looking
Michael Lowry: Labour leaked note with 'malicious intent'
The Independent TD said the party had brought politics to “a new low”.
# Michael Lowry
What's wrong with complimenting a woman on "on her nice dress, or a pair of shoes, or a hairstyle"?
PR advisor Valerie O’Reilly was described as “not bad looking” by TD Michael Lowry in a note to Enda Kenny last week.
# dear enda
Irish man takes advantage of Michael Lowry's 'lovely lady' note, writes to Enda
He spotted an opportunity.
# Not interested
Shane Ross: I want something completely and utterly new, Stephen Donnelly doesn't
The high profile Wicklow TD is bowing out of talks to join the Independent alliance.
# Tipperary
Michael Lowry set to face trial over incorrect tax return charge
The date for his appearence before the Dublin Circuit Court is yet to be set.
# Say Cheese
Sideline cut: Michael Lowry pitched in for suits for the Tipperary hurlers
The Independent TD was charged with three counts of filing false tax returns earlier this year.
# big drop
Why did the political ethics watchdog get 427 complaints in 2012, but just 29 last year?
A certain Tipperary North politician…
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about the Shatter ‘no confidence’ debate, revelations about taped prisoner phonecalls… and the Trinity students’ ‘drug guide’.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Today everyone’s been talking about a grim discovery in Offaly, Ireland’s bond market return and Ralf Lauren’s niece in a pub courtroom.
# Court
Michael Lowry charged with three counts of filing false tax returns
The Independent TD says he plans to ‘vigorously contest’ the allegations.
# Tribunal
Lowry: I'll fight Moriarty costs ruling all the way to European Courts
The former communications minister has been ordered to pay two thirds of his Tribunal costs.
# Moriarty Tribunal
Fine Gael's €600k Moriarty Tribunal bill paid by Taoiseach's Department
The Moriarty Tribunal costs continue to accumulate…in the third quarter of this year, the bill came to €886,482.23.
# In Numbers
Lowry, emigration and Arthur's Day: The week in numbers
Plus: How many €50 notes were discovered in developer Tom McFeely’s former home on Ailesbury Road?
# Wigan
Ethics watchdog drops investigation into Michael Lowry
Almost 400 complaints had been received about the TD’s business dealings in Wigan.
# Media ownership
Pat Rabbitte: I've no concerns about Denis O'Brien's invite to Irish economic forum
The Communications Minister was asked this morning if he was equating media magnate Denis O’Brien with China. He denied he was.
# Lowry
Michael Lowry: Revenue’s search of my home was a fruitless exercise
The Tipperary North TD has accused officials from the tax authority of leaking details of the raid on his home on Tuesday.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
Everybody’s talking about the devastating train derailment in Spain, Michael Lowry’s home being raided and the threat to child benefit in the budget.
# Michael Lowry
Minister: Revenue raiding of Lowry's house is a 'significant development'
It was reported today that the Tipperary North TD’s home near Holycross was raided by Revenue officials on Tuesday.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everybody’s talking about the abortion bill being passed, John Perry and the first picture of the new royal baby.
Ethics watchdog received nearly 400 complaints over Michael Lowry last year
The complaints concerned alleged contraventions of the Ethics Acts by Lowry with regards to his ownership of lands in Wigan in the northwest of England.
# He's no friend of mine
Michael Lowry defends and defriends 'irritating and brash' Alan Shatter
In a statement issued this morning, the Tipperary TD branded the Minister as “irritatingly dismissive and brash”.
# Abortion
Revealed: The three independent TDs voting against abortion proposals
Responding to queries from this week, seven independent TDs confirmed their support for the bill with five still undecided.
# The Lowry Tapes
RTÉ defends coverage of the 'Lowry Tapes'
Managing Editor David Nally said the coverage given was “what the story deserved”.
# Moriarty Tribunal
Martin wants Moriarty reopened, Taoiseach says Tribunal's work is finished
The Fianna Fáil leader wants a specific module of the tribunal reopened in light of new allegations concerning a previously undisclosed payment made by independent TD Michael Lowry to the land agent Kevin Phelan.
# Michael Lowry
Gardaí examining Lowry tape as conversation is aired on national TV
Independent TD Michael Lowry can be heard making reference to a £250,000 payment which he said he never declared.