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#Moriarty Tribunal

# moriarty-tribunal - Thursday 28 February, 2019

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 - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Lowry hits out at 'erroneous claims' of bribery and perjury

The independent TD has criticised a High Court ruling against him today.

# moriarty-tribunal - Monday 22 June, 2015

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.

# moriarty-tribunal - Monday 2 March, 2015

Some Japanese hoteliers with an unusual staff policy have bought Charlie Haughey's mansion

The family are behind the major Toyoko Inn chain.

# moriarty-tribunal - Friday 8 November, 2013

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 - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

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.

# moriarty-tribunal - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

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.

# moriarty-tribunal - Friday 26 July, 2013

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 - Sunday 17 March, 2013

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.

# moriarty-tribunal - Friday 15 March, 2013

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 - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

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.

# moriarty-tribunal - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Noonan rejects Moriarty recommendation on tax relief for political donations Political Donations This post contains a poll

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 - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

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.

# moriarty-tribunal - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Browne accuses O'Brien of using 'considerable wealth to stifle criticism'

Vincent Browne’s publishes correspondence from Denis O’Brien – including threats of legal action.

# moriarty-tribunal - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

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 - Friday 4 May, 2012

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.

# moriarty-tribunal - Thursday 12 April, 2012

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.

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 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 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-tribunal - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

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-tribunal - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

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-tribunal - Thursday 5 April, 2012

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.

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-tribunal - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

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.

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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

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.

# moriarty-tribunal - 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.

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.

# moriarty-tribunal - Thursday 22 March, 2012

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.

# moriarty-tribunal - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

Mahon Tribunal report to be published tomorrow morning

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

# moriarty-tribunal - Friday 10 February, 2012

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.

# moriarty-tribunal - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

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.

# moriarty-tribunal - Thursday 30 June, 2011

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.

# moriarty-tribunal - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY has told the Dáil that his government did not hold any meetings with Michael Lowry to seek his support for the Fine Gael-Labour coalition, or for Kenny’s nomination as Taoiseach. Responding today to a question tabled by Richard Boyd Barrett in the aftermath of the Moriarty Tribunal’s report, Kenny said the government was part of “no arrangements, either formal or informal” with the Tipperary North TD.

# moriarty-tribunal - Monday 11 April, 2011

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…

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.

# moriarty-tribunal - Thursday 7 April, 2011

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.”

# moriarty-tribunal - Thursday 31 March, 2011

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”.

Garda Commissioner says Moriarty review will look for criminal offences

Commissioner Martin Callinan said the garda review of 14-year-long tribunal’s findings should be completed “sooner rather than later”.

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