Report Stinks of Corruption

Well, the day has finally arrived.

The Irish media is having a bonanza.

The Mahon tribunal has rejected much of the sworn evidence given to it by former taoiseach Bertie Ahern and said that he failed to “truthfully account” for the source of lodgements made to his bank account.

In its final report, published this morning, the planning tribunal found that Mr Ahern failed to account for over IR£165,000 which passed through bank accounts connected to him in the early and mid-1990s.

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Mary Elliot

“how many developers did you go out with in 1993 Ms. Elliott?”

Fine Gael Councillor Mary Elliot leaving the Tribunal

MS MARY ELLIOTT, a Fine Gael councillor (1985-1993), was questioned by the Tribunal’s Counsel Patricia Dillon SC as to why she neglected to mention to a Fine Gael internal inquiry her meetings with developer Owen O’Callaghan.

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Flynn kept Gilmartin’s ‘donation’ in his home safe


FORMER FIANNA FAIL MINISTER and MEP Padraig Flynn accepted today that he received 50,000 pounds but insisted it was a donation intended to cover elections costs.

“In those days, there was no rule concerning how much one could receive as a donation.”

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Minister with responsibility for Tribunal calls for clarification from Ahern


Green Party Minister John Gormley calls for the Taoiseach to clarify his position

Minister for the Environment and Local Government John Gormley

Today Green Party Coalition Minister John Gormley called on the Taoiseach to make a statement to address the considerable public disquiet following revelations last week at the Mahon Tribunal.

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