BERTIE RETURNS TO BOX IN DUBLIN CASTLE

THE MAHON TRIBUNAL resumes its inquiry today of Bertie Ahern TD, who resigned as Taoiseach last May following the discovery of several unsound payments of UK sterling into his bank accounts in the mid-90s.

The Inquiry will continue its cross-examination of Mr. Ahern concerning allegations that he received bribes totalling IR£80,000 from Cork based developer Owen O’Callaghan when he was Minister for Finance in 1993 and 1994.

It is alleged that the former Taoiseach received the unethical payments in return for assisting in the rezoning and development of Quarryvale, a lucrative tract of land in west Dublin adjacent to the M4 motorway, which would eventually become the bustling Liffey Valley Centre. Continue reading

Treasurers of ‘B/T’ account claim ignorance

March 13th, 14th, 2008,19:30

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The so-called ‘B/T’ account’s treasurers, Murphy (right) & Dillane claimed to have no knowledge of documentation for any of the trust’s yearly meetings since 2001

Dominic Dillane & J.J. Murphy answered questions about the ‘B/T’ account, an account set up by Tim Collins who was also the sole signatory for the account.

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Auditor wrote, “There are no books.” concerning Riga’s accounts

Fleming says:”balances were omitted” when he audited Riga’s books in ’92

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Mr. Leo Fleming agreed with Senior Counsel for the Tribunal Patrick Quinn when he put it to him that there was something unusual about Barkhill Limited, which had acrued a 22 million pound property portfolio over 12 years by 1992 yet had no office and no staff.

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