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
Anthony Joshua can still recall the culture shock of walking into the GB Boxing gym for the first time as an impressionable amateur ill-equipped to begin a journey which would sweep him to the top of his sport.
Sat, 10 Dec, 2016
I was talking to the assistant manager from my local bank the other day. Very bright lad, sharp as a tack, the sort who could accurately count your lodgement just by having a quick glance at the size of it out of the corner of his eye.
Mon, 20 Jul, 2015
THE biggest ongoing political story of 2007 is set to dominate 2008 again: the investigation of Taoiseach Bertie Ahern’s previous financial affairs at the Mahon Tribunal. Many people can’t decide if this is a good or bad thing, both for Ahern and for the country. To tease out the issues I’ve set out a fictional conversation between two people, arguing both sides. I’ll let you draw your own conclusions.
Fri, 28 Dec, 2007
The Court of Criminal Appeal today adjourned an appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions against the leniency of a seven year sentence, with two years suspended, on a unemployed Cork man who sexually assaulted 16 children over 16 months in fast food restaurants, swimming pools and sports grounds in the city.
Mon, 30 Jan, 2006
DRIVERS suspected of having consumed alcohol and brought to a garda station don’t have to give breath samples in the manner indicated by a garda but they must provide breath specimens sufficient to enable the concentration of alcohol in the breath to be determined, the Supreme Court decided yesterday.
Fri, 29 Jul, 2005
REVELATIONS of clandestine introductions between the Taoiseach of the day, the chairman of the Revenue Commissioners, and a prominent businessman, whose companies faced a multi million pound tax bill, are the stuff of a Mafia novel.
Wed, 15 Jun, 2005
MAJOR questions will be raised over whether Ben Dunne received financial payback from former Taoiseach Charles J Haughey after a tribunal heard yesterday that the Dunne family had their tax bill cut by £22.8 million in the aftermath of meetings with the Revenue initiated by Mr Haughey.
Wed, 15 Jun, 2005
LAWYERS for the only man jailed for the killing of student Brian Murphy outside Club Anabel at Dublin’s Burlington Hotel in August 2000 submitted yesterday that some of the statements of his co-accused were highly prejudicial to him and went well beyond the prosecution’s case against him.
Wed, 02 Feb, 2005