Martin calls for 'general proceedings' against Flynn

Martin calls for 'general proceedings' against Flynn

The Fianna Fáil leader has called for "general proceedings" against Padraig Flynn - for the state to recover a IRL£50,000 payment, described as corrupt by the Mahon Tribunal.

In a speech to the Dáil this evening, Micheál Martin said that the payment to Mr Flynn, when he was a Government Minister, should be followed up by the appropriate authorities.

Earlier Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore described the tribunal report as a "chronicle of betrayal, ignominy and disgrace".

Micheál Martin said that he accepts the wrongdoing by former members of his party - and that criminal charges should be brought against some people:

“…I believe that the evidence uncovered by the tribunal and independently available to the DPP is more than sufficient for a number of people to face serious charges”

“I hope that this will be progressed urgently”, he said.

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