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# Michael Lowry

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# Tipp Tapes
Lowry refuses to say whether report of Phelan tape is accurate
The former minister says he cannot establish the veracity of the reported tape conversation as he cannot obtain a copy of it.
# Disclosures
8 things we learned from TDs' declarations of interests for 2012
How many deputies own property abroad? And where do those who keep their eyes on Ireland’s finances invest themselves?
# Moriarty Tribunal
Taoiseach 'has no intention' of re-opening Moriarty Tribunal
Enda Kenny was asked by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin about reopening the Tribunal following an article about Michael Lowry published at the weekend.
# Michael Lowry
Lowry: Payment in taped conversation was tax compliant
A tape recording of a conversation said to have taken place during the Moriarty Tribunal was given to a national newspaper, in which Lowry said the money wasn’t declared.
# ethics
Lowry amends declarations of interest after Dáil committee's ruling
The Tipperary North TD has amended declarations dating back to 2009 to include his ownership of a refrigeration company.
# Lowry
Committee finds Lowry breached ethics laws in not declaring shareholding in companies
However the committee said the breach was unintentional and that Lowry acted it “in good faith”.
# Michael Lowry
Public ethics watchdog to investigate Lowry’s failure to declare land
SIPO will be asked to investigate whether Michael Lowry breached ethics laws by not declaring his interests in land in Wigan.
# Michael Lowry
Nearly 300 complaints against Lowry left in limbo as legal advice sought
The number of complaints made against the TD had totalled just 83 last Wednesday.
# Michael Lowry
Lowry declares land of "negligible value" after 83 complaints
His change of mind came a week after he had declared the land as having no value.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added Tetris-playing pumpkins
Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Michael Lowry
Lowry responds to claims he failed to declare UK land interest
Lowry said the land is worthless, but if it increases in value in coming years he will declare it.
# Said and done
Binders and crossing the Alps barefoot: The week in quotes
“I went to a number of women’s groups and I said ‘can you help us find folks?’and they brought us whole binders full of women.”
# Moriarty Tribunal
Supreme Court: allegations of ministerial corruption should not be struck out on a technicality
Chief Justice Denham said it is a matter of public interest as to whether Michael Lowry corrupted a State process.
# voting records
Revealed: the TDs with the Dáil's poorest voting records
We’ve gone through each TD’s attendance records to find the ones who show up for the fewest voting sessions in the Dáil.
Column: Why are people supporting Seán Quinn? Well, it’s an Irish tradition
We might find the rallies in support of Seán Quinn shocking – but there are simple reasons for it, writes Eoin O’Malley.
# Moriarty Tribunal
In full: Michael Lowry and Denis O'Brien's statements on court ruling
Both men are looking forward to defending themselves against allegations made about the awarding of Ireland’s second mobile phone licence in 1995.
# Supreme Court
Lowry, O’Brien welcome court ruling allowing challenge to mobile licence decision
The former Communications Minister and Digicel chairman say the consortia’s claim is without merit, evidence or substance but Declan Ganley has said he will be pursuing his case with vigour.
# Media
Shatter likens questions over Lowry meetings to 1950s McCarthyism
While statement alleges Independent News and Media “agenda”, Minister makes remarks on media pursuit of questions over Lowry meetings.
# Alan Shatter
Alan Shatter statement: I am not participating in INM agenda
Full statement released by Justice Minister says there is an “unethical media project” to “condemn” or imply “guilt by association” with Michael Lowry – and that it has echoes of McCarthyism in the 1950s.
# shatter
Shatter will not say whether or not he met Lowry after Moriarty findings
The Justice Minister has failed to respond to repeated questions about whether or not he met with independent TD Michael Lowry following the publication of the Moriarty Tribunal report.
# Moriarty
Michael Lowry hits out at media 'baying for his blood'
The deputy said he had been victimised by the “self-appointed beacons of virtue” over his meetings with ministers.
# Said and done
Editorial failures and downsides to being pretty: The week in quotes
“We are not the people to turn to if you can’t find your false teeth, if your sat nav is broken and you need directions … if you are looking for a dog-minder while you are on holiday.”
# Moriarty
Fine Gael ministers defend meeting with Michael Lowry
Both the Minister for Health and Minister for Finance have defended meeting with Lowry after damning finding were made about him in the Moriarty Tribunal report.
# Moriarty
Here's what happened at the meeting between Phil Hogan and Michael Lowry
The Minister for the Environment has released the minutes of the meeting he held with Michael Lowry just days after the publication of the Moriarty Tribunal report.
# Moriarty
Hogan accused of double standards over Lowry meeting
The Environment Minister met Michael Lowry days after the TD was censured by the Moriarty Tribunal.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Friday
All the day’s big stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…
# Courts
Lowry loses High Court defamation appeal against Sam Smyth
The High Court rejects Lowry’s claims that comments by Sam Smyth on TV and in print had defamed him.
# Jobs
Minister denies JobBridge interns are replacing staff at Garda Vetting Unit
10 staff are being let go by the Garda Vetting Unit just weeks before Jobsbridge interns start there – but the Minister for Justice says they’re not replacements.
# Race for the Áras
Focus turns to councils as McGrath deals blow to Norris hopes
Independent TD Mattie McGrath says he won’t be signing David Norris’s nomination papers, as four councils prepare to meet.
# Race for the Áras
McGrath to meet with supporters tonight to discuss Norris, while Ross provides 18th signature
Mattie McGrath has yet to make a decision on supporting Norris, while Shane Ross has confirmed his support. Meanwhile the Sunday Times reports six new clemency letters have been revealed.