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#Michael Lowry

# michael-lowry - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Binders and crossing the Alps barefoot: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Binders and crossing the Alps barefoot: The week in quotes

“I went to a number of women’s groups and I said ‘can you help us find folks?’and they brought us whole binders full of women.”

# michael-lowry - 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.

# michael-lowry - Monday 3 September, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you kick off your week…

Revealed: the TDs with the Dáil's poorest voting records Exclusive

We’ve gone through each TD’s attendance records to find the ones who show up for the fewest voting sessions in the Dáil.

# michael-lowry - Sunday 19 August, 2012

The 9 at 9: Sunday

The nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# michael-lowry - Thursday 16 August, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

The nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# michael-lowry - Friday 3 August, 2012

Column: Why are people supporting Seán Quinn? Well, it’s an Irish tradition

We might find the rallies in support of Seán Quinn shocking – but there are simple reasons for it, writes Eoin O’Malley.

# michael-lowry - 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.

Lowry, O’Brien welcome court ruling allowing challenge to mobile licence decision

The former Communications Minister and Digicel chairman say the consortia’s claim is without merit, evidence or substance but Declan Ganley has said he will be pursuing his case with vigour.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

# michael-lowry - Thursday 12 April, 2012

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.

Poll: Should Ministers meet with TDs criticised in tribunals? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ministers meet with TDs criticised in tribunals?

Government ministers have faced criticism for meeting with Michael Lowry following the Moriarty Tribunal findings but they argue that they cannot refuse to meet with elected public representatives. What do you think?

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.

# michael-lowry - 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.

# michael-lowry - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Editorial failures and downsides to being pretty: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Editorial failures and downsides to being pretty: The week in quotes

“We are not the people to turn to if you can’t find your false teeth, if your sat nav is broken and you need directions … if you are looking for a dog-minder while you are on holiday.”

# michael-lowry - Friday 6 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Good Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

Fine Gael ministers defend meeting with Michael Lowry

Both the Minister for Health and Minister for Finance have defended meeting with Lowry after damning finding were made about him in the Moriarty Tribunal report.

# michael-lowry - 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.

# michael-lowry - Sunday 18 March, 2012

The 9 at 9: Sunday

The nine things you need to know this morning…

# michael-lowry - Friday 10 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Friday

All the day’s big stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…

The 5 at 5: Friday

The 5 at 5: Clashes in Athens; body found during Tit Bonhomme search; a new use for vacant buildings.

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.

# michael-lowry - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Minister denies JobBridge interns are replacing staff at Garda Vetting Unit

10 staff are being let go by the Garda Vetting Unit just weeks before Jobsbridge interns start there – but the Minister for Justice says they’re not replacements.

# michael-lowry - Monday 26 September, 2011

Focus turns to councils as McGrath deals blow to Norris hopes

Independent TD Mattie McGrath says he won’t be signing David Norris’s nomination papers, as four councils prepare to meet.

# michael-lowry - Sunday 25 September, 2011

McGrath to meet with supporters tonight to discuss Norris, while Ross provides 18th signature

Mattie McGrath has yet to make a decision on supporting Norris, while Shane Ross has confirmed his support. Meanwhile the Sunday Times reports six new clemency letters have been revealed.

# michael-lowry - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Norris set to fall short of Oireachtas support as candidates look to councils

A busy day in presidential campaign as David Norris’s attempts at being nominated by the Oireachtas appear to be fading as both he and Dana now look set to pin their hopes on local council support.

# michael-lowry - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Government's new bill will block plans for Twomileborris 'super-casino'

New gambling legislation being prepared by the government will not allow for “large resort-style casinos” like in Tipperary.

# michael-lowry - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

As Dana and Norris’s presidential hopes fade, who’s supporting who?

David Norris would appear to have the best chance of being on the ballot paper but he faces an uphill task. We crunch the numbers to find out who independent TDs and Senators are supporting.

# michael-lowry - Thursday 30 June, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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.

# michael-lowry - Monday 13 June, 2011

"What happens in Tipp, stays in Tipp": how Twitter reacted to the Tipperary casino and leisure complex Two Mile Vegas This post contains images

"What happens in Tipp, stays in Tipp": how Twitter reacted to the Tipperary casino and leisure complex

After An Bord Pleanála granted planning permission for a €450 million leisure development in rural north Tipperary today, Twitter went all a-flutter with views on the #TippCasino

Tipperary casino and leisure complex given the go ahead by An Bord Pleanála Two Mile Vegas This post contains videos

Tipperary casino and leisure complex given the go ahead by An Bord Pleanála

The decision by An Bord Pleanála has been welcomed by the independent TD Michael Lowry who had publicly backed the ambitious 800-acre development in Two Mile Borris.

# michael-lowry - Sunday 5 June, 2011

Planning board delays decision on €450 million Tipperary super-casino

An Bord Pleanála will take its time in making a decision on the controversial Vegas-style development that has the support of local TD Michael Lowry.

# michael-lowry - 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.

# michael-lowry - Saturday 9 April, 2011

Healy-Rae “not interested” in allegations of secret deals with former Taoisigh

The former independent TD tells he has never bought a copy of the Irish Independent in his life.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: A third arrest in the murder of a PSNI officer; two bodies recovered off the coast of Dublin, the US government avoids shutting down; and a hero politician.

# michael-lowry - 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.”

# michael-lowry - Thursday 31 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday’s round-up of the evening’s top stories – and the interesting tidbits of a busy day in news.