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# Moriarty Tribunal

    # certain payments
    The Moriarty Tribunal is finally set to wind up early next year with a final cost of over €65 million
    The Tribunal published its final report in 2011, but still has not wound down.
    # Committee Meeting
    Taoiseach slams TD for 'mudslinging' as he confirms tribunal costs will overrun by millions
    There were tetchy exchanges between TD Pearse Doherty and the Taoiseach today.
    # Moriarty Tribunal
    Lowry hits out at 'erroneous claims' of bribery and perjury
    The independent TD has criticised a High Court ruling against him today.
    # Nothing changes
    For three years, ministers have repeatedly given the EXACT same answer to Moriarty questions
    Questions about the garda investigation into the tribunal’s findings have not disclosed much information since 2012.
    # stately homes
    Some Japanese hoteliers with an unusual staff policy have bought Charlie Haughey's mansion
    The family are behind the major Toyoko Inn chain.
    # Tribunal
    Lowry: I'll fight Moriarty costs ruling all the way to European Courts
    The former communications minister has been ordered to pay two thirds of his Tribunal costs.
    # Moriarty Tribunal
    Fine Gael's €600k Moriarty Tribunal bill paid by Taoiseach's Department
    The Moriarty Tribunal costs continue to accumulate…in the third quarter of this year, the bill came to €886,482.23.
    # Media ownership
    Pat Rabbitte: I've no concerns about Denis O'Brien's invite to Irish economic forum
    The Communications Minister was asked this morning if he was equating media magnate Denis O’Brien with China. He denied he was.
    # Lowry
    Michael Lowry: Revenue’s search of my home was a fruitless exercise
    The Tipperary North TD has accused officials from the tax authority of leaking details of the raid on his home on Tuesday.
    # Moriarty Tribunal
    Martin wants Moriarty reopened, Taoiseach says Tribunal's work is finished
    The Fianna Fáil leader wants a specific module of the tribunal reopened in light of new allegations concerning a previously undisclosed payment made by independent TD Michael Lowry to the land agent Kevin Phelan.
    # Michael Lowry
    Gardaí examining Lowry tape as conversation is aired on national TV
    Independent TD Michael Lowry can be heard making reference to a £250,000 payment which he said he never declared.
    # Moriarty Tribunal
    Taoiseach 'has no intention' of re-opening Moriarty Tribunal
    Enda Kenny was asked by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin about reopening the Tribunal following an article about Michael Lowry published at the weekend.
    # Political Donations
    Noonan rejects Moriarty recommendation on tax relief for political donations
    The finance minister says lower limits on the amount individuals can donate will limit the impact that high earners can have.
    # Moriarty Tribunal
    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.
    # Vinb v DOB
    Browne accuses O'Brien of using 'considerable wealth to stifle criticism'
    Vincent Browne’s Politico.ie publishes correspondence from Denis O’Brien – including threats of legal action.
    # Moriarty Tribunal
    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.
    # Moriarty Tribunal
    Nine legal staff on Moriarty Tribunal earned €33.7 million
    The Public Accounts Committee is told that Enda Kenny may have to seek extra funding from the Dáil to cover costs.
    # Daily Fix
    The Daily Fix: Thursday
    All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.
    # Media
    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
    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.
    # shatter
    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.
    # Flynn
    Childers calls on Fianna Fáil to make complaint to Gardaí over Flynn payment
    Labour MEP Nessa Childers has called on Fianna Fail to prove its commitment to fighting white-collar crime.
    # Moriarty
    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.
    # Moriarty
    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.
    # Moriarty
    Hogan accused of double standards over Lowry meeting
    The Environment Minister met Michael Lowry days after the TD was censured by the Moriarty Tribunal.
    # Moriarty
    Garda Commissioner confirms DPP meeting over Moriarty
    Martin Callinan says that it is “right and prudent” for him to meet with DPP before launching any criminal investigation into issues raised by the Moriarty Tribunal.
    # relationship
    Government link with Denis O'Brien is 'overhyped' - FG Chairman
    Charlie Flanagan has sought to play down the link between the government and the businessman but did say there needed to be “clear blue water” between ministers and anyone implicated by the Moriarty Tribunal.
    # Mahon
    Portraits of tainted taoisigh 'should be removed from Leinster House' - senator
    James Heffernan says the public gallery, which forms part of tours, should not feature portraits of disgraced politicians.
    # Moriarty
    Government: no decision yet on whether Denis O'Brien gets invite to forum
    Lucinda Creighton TD had said today that Denis O’Brien should not be invited to the Global Irish Economic Forum due to the findings of the Moriarty Tribunal.
    # Mahon
    How to prevent corruption in the future: Mahon's recommendations
    The payments and planning inquiry has learned some valuable lessons in 15 years, it says – here are its recommendations for fighting corruption.
    # Mahon
    Mahon Tribunal report to be published tomorrow morning
    The Tribunal into planning matters and payments to politicians will deliver its final report tomorrow morning, TheJournal.ie understands.
    # Courts
    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.
    # Radio
    Today FM chief Willie O'Reilly to leave for RTÉ
    He is to start with State broadcaster on 1 January in newly-created role of Group Commercial Director as RTÉ tries to drive commercial revenue.
    # Lowry
    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.
    LIVE
    Government has "no arrangements" for Michael Lowry's support, Kenny says
    LIVE
    The 9 at 9: Monday
    Nine things you need to know by 9am: Gaddafi agrees to a ceasefire in Libya, Fianna Fáil propose reform to political donations, and how coffee addiction could be genetic…
    LIVE
    FF seek cross-party support for donations bill
    Fianna Fáil is seeking cross-party support for a new political donations bill, which would implement key recommendations of the Moriarty Tribunal, cut donation limits and introduce an effective ban on corporate donations.
    # Lowry
    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
    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”.
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