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#Michael Lowry

# michael-lowry - Thursday 31 March, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

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”.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Hang onto your wallets: it’s Stress Test Day; Anglo breaks the record for the worst losses in Irish corporate history; and the question of the day – do you ‘like’ or are you a ‘+1′?

Lowry to face censure motion today over Moriarty tribunal findings

The move comes following agreement by all four major parties in the Dáil.

# michael-lowry - Wednesday 30 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday’s round-up of the evening’s top stories – and the interesting tidbits of the day.

In full: Micheal Lowry's Dáil statement on his property dealings

The full prepared speech of Michael Lowry, where the Moriarty Tribunal is labelled “a scandal of truly epic proportions”.

Lowry labels Moriarty "a scandal of truly epic proportions"

A furious Michael Lowry slams the findings of the Moriarty Report as a “triumph of innuendo over evidence” in the Dáil.

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LIVE: Watch the Dáil discuss the Moriarty Report

Live footage from Leinster House as TDs – including Michael Lowry – have their say on the Moriarty Tribunal’s findings.

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories. 5 o’clock.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Trading in IL&P shares suspended; radiation levels in seawater at Japan 3,000 times normal as officials consider draping fabric over the stricken reactor; and 12-year-old gives birth on school trip.

# michael-lowry - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

Lowry lambastes Moriarty Tribunal as fatally flawed "prosecution show trial"

“I do not accept the contents of this report, and I never will,” says Lowry of the 14-year “slow Chinese torture” Tribunal.

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The Daily Fix: Tuesday’s round-up of the evening’s top stories – and the interesting tidbits of the day.

Dáil begins two-day discussion on Moriarty findings

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin says he wants an all-party motion calling on Michael Lowry to resign from the Dáil.

In full: Micheál Martin’s Dáil statement on the Moriarty Tribunal

Here’s the full text of Micheál Martin’s statement to the Dáil on the Moriarty Report, delivered this afternoon.

In full: Enda Kenny's Dáil statement on the Moriarty Tribunal

Here’s the full text of Enda Kenny’s statement to the Dáil on the Moriarty Report, delivered this afternoon.

Moriarty Tribunal has cost State €42m so far, Kenny reveals

The costs to the Department of the Taoiseach have reached €41.96m, with barristers earning up to €2,000 a day.

Dáil business rearranged to give Lowry an hour's speaking time

The Dáil schedule has been dramatically shifted so that former minister Michael Lowry can have his say on the Moriarty findings.

CAB launches investigation into Lowry's finances

Report of CAB inquiry comes as Independent TD due to address the Dáil on last week’s tribunal findings.

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Poll: Should Michael Lowry resign?

Michael Lowry has insisted he’s not going anywhere – do you think he’s right?

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Lowry is given two speaking slots in today’s Dáil; the state might need to capitalise Irish Life & Permanent; and Japan remains on “maximum alert”.

Lowry gets two slots in Dáil debate over Moriarty Tribunal

Meanwhile, the opposition has criticised the government’s decision for Minister Pat Rabbitte to take questions instead of the Taoiseach.

# michael-lowry - Monday 28 March, 2011

Michael Lowry: Nobody will decide when I leave the Dáil

The Tipperary North TD says he has no intention of quitting – and wants to take Tribunal questions in the Dáil tomorrow.

The Daily Fix: Monday

Our daily wrap-up of what’s going on – including an awesome video of the latest aurora borealis. You’ll want to see this.

Gardaí say there is no ongoing investigation into Moriarty phone 'tapping' claims

Gardaí say they found no evidence of interference with the phone systems at the Moriarty Tribunal buildings.

# michael-lowry - Sunday 27 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Catch up on the day’s main news, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed earlier.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: the rising price of managing our banks, saturation coverage of the Moriarty findings, and the reason Dublin’s swans died.

# michael-lowry - Thursday 24 March, 2011

€235,368: Lowry's massive payoff if he quits politics

24 years as a TD and two years as a minister will be kind to Michael Lowry’s wallet if he is forced out by the Moriarty findings.

# michael-lowry - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In today’s Fix: Michael Lowry repeats his denial of any wrongdoing, Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan vows to stop smoking cannabis, and we get an uncomfortable view of our planet.

Moriarty’s findings are “grasping at straws”, insists defiant Lowry

Former minister Michael Lowry puts up a defensive front across the airwaves today – and rejects a call from Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore that he resign his Dail seat.

INDEPENDENT TD MICHAEL LOWRY HAS reacted angrily to the Moriarty Tribunal’s findings, which were published in a 2,000-page two-part report yesterday. Unfortunately, Lowry’s anger was mistaken for that of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on Today FM earlier (audio via

Moriarty Tribunal findings to be referred to DPP

Enda Kenny says he’s asked Pat Rabbitte to refer yesterday’s 2,400-page report to the DPP and Garda Commissioner.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: The fallout from the Moriarty report continues; an 8,000 page file on Anglo goes to the DPP and there are calls for a class action suit against the state and its banks by beleaguered homeowners.

# michael-lowry - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

O'Brien dismisses Moriarty findings as "fundamentally flawed"

The chief of the Esat telephone consortium says the findings of the Tribunal are based on the opinions of its legal team.

Tribunal labels Lowry an "insidious and pervasive influence" on Esat bidding process

The Tribunal’s findings are released in two mammoth documents – with stinging rebukes of former minister Michael Lowry TD.

# michael-lowry - Monday 28 February, 2011

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Revealed: the ten biggest winners and losers of Election 2011

We’ve totted up the figures, quantified the quotas, and worked out the ten most – and least – popular politicians in Ireland.

# michael-lowry - Saturday 26 February, 2011

Independent TD Michael Lowry has been elected on the first count in Tipperary North. He was elected with 14,104 first preference votes, which is over 2,000 votes over the quota.

# michael-lowry - Wednesday 26 January, 2011

Reprieve for government as Finance Bill scrapes through

The government bags a crucial victory on the Finance Bill after independents offer support in exchange for big amendments.

THE CRUCIAL VOTE on the Second Stage of the Finance Bill is due in the Dáil in the coming minutes… but it looks like the government has been handed a last-minute reprieve after Michael Lowry released a statement indicating that the government had offered concessions on tax-deductible student registration fees, and to rush through an amendment levying a 90 per cent tax on bankers’ bonuses.

Independents could kill Finance Bill over banker tax

Lowry, McGrath and Healy-Rae want the 90% tax to be included in the Finance Bill – in a race against time for FF.