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
Twenty years after it hit national headlines, set political and business shock waves and repercussions that saw Ministerial resignations, tribunals and indirectly the demise of a serving Taoiseach, Cork City’s Horgan’s Quay site is back up for grab, openly this time, by tender.
Thu, 22 Oct, 2015
RTÉ drama, Charlie, about the political career of Charles Haughey, has rewritten history with dramatic licence by showing the former taoiseach resigning not so much because of revelations over the phone-tapping scandal of a decade earlier but because of a threat that the full truth of his involvement in the 1970 arms crisis would be made public, suggests
Mon, 19 Jan, 2015
Irish Water’s booklet dropped into my letterbox this week. While I accept that water charges are necessary, I, like many others, have serious misgivings about certain important aspects of Irish Water’s plans. Because it is a State-owned company, this letter is also addressed to our public representatives.
Sat, 27 Sep, 2014
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