A consortium suing over the awarding of the country's second mobile phone licence on grounds including bribery and corruption should not be allowed to amend its original statement of claim because it would be a "recipe for chaos", a lawyer for businessman Denis O'Brien has argued in the High Court.
Tue, 13 Nov, 2018
One of the most promising ministers in 1994, Michael Lowry was Fine Gael’s great hope. A series of findings against him over the years continued with yesterday’s conviction. So how is he one of the richest TDs and still topping polls in Tipp, asks
Wed, 27 Jun, 2018
The trial of Independent TD Michael Lowry has been told that the politician would like the jury to believe that it had been “a tragic series of unfortunate events” that has led to him being before the court.
Thu, 21 Jun, 2018
A tax inspector said he carried out three assessments on Independent TD Michael Lowry and his company after it was discovered that a payment was accounted for in 2006 when it had actually been received four years earlier.
Thu, 14 Jun, 2018
An appeal brought by Michael Lowry over a decision of the Moriarty Tribunal to award him only one-third of his legal costs - which he says runs into millions - has been allowed by the Court of Appeal.
Thu, 15 Mar, 2018
A law concerning third-party funding of legal cases in Ireland comes from an era when people thought the earth was the centre of the universe, witches were burned at the stake and the rule of law paled in comparison to the rule of the sword, the High Court has heard.
Wed, 18 Nov, 2015
LAST November on this page I compared independent TD (and former Fine Gael minister) Michael Lowry to Mario Balotelli, the petulant bad-boy of European football who once pulled up his shirt to reveal a t-shirt bearing the legend “why always me?”
Fri, 02 Aug, 2013