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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?

Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

THE MAHON TRIBUNAL released its final report yesterday, almost15 years after it was first established.

The Tribunal made key findings against senior political figures including former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and minister Pat Flynn.

It also gave details of an “endemic and systemic” culture of corruption in Irish political life including widespread payments to councillors by property developers.

Up to the end of 2011, the cost to the taxpayer was €96.5million. However, when legal costs are awarded the final bill is expected to be as high as €250million.

So what do you think? Was the Mahon Tribunal worth the money?


Poll Results:

No (1091)
Yes (581)
Don't know (126)



More: Full coverage of the Mahon Tribunal on TheJournal.ie>

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