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# Moriarty Tribunal

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# certain payments
The Moriarty Tribunal is finally set to wind up early next year with a final cost of over €65 million
The Tribunal published its final report in 2011, but still has not wound down.
# Committee Meeting
Taoiseach slams TD for 'mudslinging' as he confirms tribunal costs will overrun by millions
There were tetchy exchanges between TD Pearse Doherty and the Taoiseach today.
# Moriarty Tribunal
Lowry hits out at 'erroneous claims' of bribery and perjury
The independent TD has criticised a High Court ruling against him today.
# Nothing changes
For three years, ministers have repeatedly given the EXACT same answer to Moriarty questions
Questions about the garda investigation into the tribunal’s findings have not disclosed much information since 2012.
# stately homes
Some Japanese hoteliers with an unusual staff policy have bought Charlie Haughey's mansion
The family are behind the major Toyoko Inn chain.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# Political Donations
Noonan rejects Moriarty recommendation on tax relief for political donations
The finance minister says lower limits on the amount individuals can donate will limit the impact that high earners can have.
# 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.
# Vinb v DOB
Browne accuses O'Brien of using 'considerable wealth to stifle criticism'
Vincent Browne’s Politico.ie publishes correspondence from Denis O’Brien – including threats of legal action.
# 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.
# Moriarty Tribunal
Nine legal staff on Moriarty Tribunal earned €33.7 million
The Public Accounts Committee is told that Enda Kenny may have to seek extra funding from the Dáil to cover costs.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Thursday
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.
# 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.
# Flynn
Childers calls on Fianna Fáil to make complaint to Gardaí over Flynn payment
Labour MEP Nessa Childers has called on Fianna Fail to prove its commitment to fighting white-collar crime.
# 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.
# 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.
# Moriarty
Garda Commissioner confirms DPP meeting over Moriarty
Martin Callinan says that it is “right and prudent” for him to meet with DPP before launching any criminal investigation into issues raised by the Moriarty Tribunal.
# relationship
Government link with Denis O'Brien is 'overhyped' - FG Chairman
Charlie Flanagan has sought to play down the link between the government and the businessman but did say there needed to be “clear blue water” between ministers and anyone implicated by the Moriarty Tribunal.
# Mahon
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.
# Moriarty
Government: no decision yet on whether Denis O'Brien gets invite to forum
Lucinda Creighton TD had said today that Denis O’Brien should not be invited to the Global Irish Economic Forum due to the findings of the Moriarty Tribunal.
# Mahon
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.
# Mahon
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.
# 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.
# Radio
Today FM chief Willie O'Reilly to leave for RTÉ
He is to start with State broadcaster on 1 January in newly-created role of Group Commercial Director as RTÉ tries to drive commercial revenue.
# Lowry
Lowry Jnr: Dad didn’t help me on road to mayor’s job
But TD’s son Micheál, newly-elected mayor of North Tipperary, added the Lowry surname hasn’t done his political career any harm.
LIVE
Government has "no arrangements" for Michael Lowry's support, Kenny says
LIVE
The 9 at 9: Monday
Nine things you need to know by 9am: Gaddafi agrees to a ceasefire in Libya, Fianna Fáil propose reform to political donations, and how coffee addiction could be genetic…
LIVE
FF seek cross-party support for donations bill
Fianna Fáil is seeking cross-party support for a new political donations bill, which would implement key recommendations of the Moriarty Tribunal, cut donation limits and introduce an effective ban on corporate donations.
# Lowry
Bruton: No proof that Lowry influenced awarding of Esat licence
The former Taoiseach John Bruton did say that Lowry’s contact with people involved in bidding process was “deplorable.”
# Michael Lowry
Michael Lowry refuses to resign after official request
Motion of censure passed against Lowry who says not a day has passed in 14 years where he has not been “abused and villified”.