Bertie Ahern walks out of TV interview after facing questions about Mahon Tribunal

Bertie Ahern walks out of TV interview after facing questions about Mahon Tribunal

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern walked out of an interview with a German broadcaster after being questioned about the Mahon Tribunal.

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Richardson challenges Mahon Tribunal findings

A challenge brought by businessman Des Richardson against a number of findings of the Mahon Tribunal including that he had failed to disclose the source of £39,000 held in a bank account has opened before the High Court.

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Richardson launches court challenge against findings of Mahon Tribunal

Businessman Des Richardson has brought a High Court challenge against a number of findings of the Mahon Tribunal including that he failed to disclose the source of £39,000 held in a bank account.

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Mitchell 'pleased' as FG exonerates her of wrong-doing after Mahon report

Mitchell 'pleased' as FG exonerates her of wrong-doing after Mahon report

Fine Gael TD Olivia Mitchell has welcomed the findings of a party disciplinary committee which exonerated her after criticism in the Mahon Tribunal report of an "inappropriate" £500 donation she received from lobbyist Frank Dunlop.

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Bruton: No decision yet on response to Mahon's finding on Mitchell

Bruton: No decision yet on response to Mahon's finding on Mitchell

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton has said Fine Gael has yet to make a decision on whether disciplinary action should be taken against party TD Olivia Mitchell in the wake of the Mahon Tribunal report.

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FF meeting backs Martin's response to Mahon

FF meeting backs Martin's response to Mahon

A special meeting of the Fianna Fáil Árd Chomhairle held last night has endorsed party leader Micheál Martin's response to the Mahon tribunal final report.

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Fianna Fáil to discuss Mahon Report later

Fianna Fáil to discuss Mahon Report later

A special meeting of the Fianna Fáil National Executive will take place later, to discuss the findings of the Mahon Tribunal Report.

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Senator calls for Ahern to resign from Council of State

Senator calls for Ahern to resign from Council of State

A Labour Senator has today called on Bertie Ahern to resign from the President's Council of State.

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Justice Minister proposes new anti-corruption legislation

Justice Minister proposes new anti-corruption legislation

Justice Minister Alan Shatter said today that he wants to change the law, excluding those who take bribes from public office.

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O’Brien: Mahon report is ‘tale of deceit and corruption’

O’Brien: Mahon report is ‘tale of deceit and corruption’

Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Jonathan O’Brien has said that the final report of the Mahon tribunal is “a tale of deceit and corruption”.

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Last remaining Fianna Fáil member cited in Mahon Report resigns

Last remaining Fianna Fáil member cited in Mahon Report resigns

Former Councillor Finbar Hanrahan has resigned from the Fianna Fáil party today.

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Former FG councillor hopes for return despite Mahon Tribunal findings

Former FG councillor hopes for return despite Mahon Tribunal findings

Former Fine Gael Councillor Anne Devitt said today that she wants to stand for the party in future local elections.

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Govt pledges swift action on Mahon recommendations

Govt pledges swift action on Mahon recommendations

The Government is promising to announce a plan of action in the wake of the Mahon Tribunal within six weeks.

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FF members Wright and Lydon resign in Mahon aftermath

FF members Wright and Lydon resign in Mahon aftermath

Two more members of Fianna Fáil are resigning from the party before motions to expel them are taken.

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Former minister McDaid questions Mahon findings

Former minister McDaid questions Mahon findings

A former government minister has asked why no one is questioning the contents of the Mahon Tribunal report.

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O'Dea backs cutting pensions for corrupt politicians

O'Dea backs cutting pensions for corrupt politicians

Fianna Fáil TD Willie O'Dea has backed calls for pensions to be taken from politicians who are found to have acted corruptly.

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Dáil to begin debating Mahon tribunal findings

Dáil to begin debating Mahon tribunal findings

A debate on the Mahon Tribunal report will get underway in the Dáil tonight.

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Flynn resigns from Fianna Fáil

Flynn resigns from Fianna Fáil

Former EU Commissioner Padraig Flynn has today resigned from Fianna Fáil, following the findings of the Mahon Tribunal.

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Government to consider withdrawing pensions from corrupt politicians

Government to consider withdrawing pensions from corrupt politicians

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said today that the Government will consider denying pensions to politicians who are found to be corrupt.

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FF confirm receipt of Ahern resignation

FF confirm receipt of Ahern resignation

Fianna Fáil have confirmed Bertie Ahern has resigned from the party in a letter received this morning.

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Govt 'has to examine removal of pensions from corrupt politicians'

Govt 'has to examine removal of pensions from corrupt politicians'

Another government minister has called for the pensions of politicians who are found guilty of corruption or misconduct to be withdrawn.

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Ahern yet to officially notify Fianna Fáil of intention to resign

Ahern yet to officially notify Fianna Fáil of intention to resign

Fianna Fáil has not yet received any formal notification of Bertie Ahern's intention to leave the party.

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Ahern: Best way to serve Fianna Fáil is to tender resignation

Ahern: Best way to serve Fianna Fáil is to tender resignation

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has resigned from Fianna Fáil in the wake of the Mahon Tribunal, but insisted the findings of the probe had dealt him a grave injustice.

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Ahern resigns from Fianna Fáil

Ahern resigns from Fianna Fáil

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has resigned from Fianna Fáil in the wake of the Mahon Tribunal.

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MEP Childers asks for Flynn to be stripped of EU pension

MEP Childers asks for Flynn to be stripped of EU pension

Labour MEP Nessa Childers has written to the European Parliament requesting that the commission cut off the EU pension of former Irish Commissioner Padraig Flynn.

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Martin: I would not condone undermining tribunal

Martin: I would not condone undermining tribunal

The Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has insisted he never undermined the integrity of the Mahon Tribunal.

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Noonan: Most politicians honest

Noonan: Most politicians honest

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said that the vast majority of politicians are "honest, hard-working people".

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Flynn rejects Mahon findings

Flynn rejects Mahon findings

Former Fianna Fáil minister Padraig Flynn has rejected the findings of the Mahon tribunal which branded him corrupt.

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Martin: Achievements 'cannot absolve' Ahern

Martin: Achievements 'cannot absolve' Ahern

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said that the achievements of former taoiseach Bertie Ahern while in office "cannot absolve him" from facing the implications of the Mahon tribunal report.

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Kenny: No choice for FF

Kenny: No choice for FF

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that the Fianna Fáil party had no choice but to put forward a motion to expel Bertie Ahern and Padraig Flynn from the party.

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Ahern was 'too dedicated to politics' - brother

Ahern was 'too dedicated to politics' - brother

The brother of the former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has said that "life is a doddle" for today's politicians when it comes to funding and resources.

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Fianna Fáil move to expel Ahern

Fianna Fáil move to expel Ahern

Bertie Ahern faces a humiliating political end – expulsion from the party he once led along with corrupt former representatives Padraig Flynn and three ex-councillors.

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Micheál Martin statement on Mahon Tribunal in full

Micheál Martin statement on Mahon Tribunal in full

Below is the full text of a statement from Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin tonight:

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Ahern defiant after tribunal findings

Ahern defiant after tribunal findings

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has insisted he never accepted a bribe or corrupt payment after a long-awaited corruption inquiry found he did not tell the truth about a labyrinth of cash payments.

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Martin to propose motion to expel Ahern from Fianna Fáil

Martin to propose motion to expel Ahern from Fianna Fáil

Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin has this evening recommended to his party that former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern be expelled from the party.

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Ahern rejects Mahon Tribunal findings

Ahern rejects Mahon Tribunal findings

Bertie Ahern said this evening that he rejects the finding of the Mahon Tribunal that he was not truthful in his account of events.

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Ahern faces political demise

Ahern faces political demise

Three-time taoiseach Bertie Ahern was tonight on the verge of an ignominious political demise as once-loyal supporters warned they could no longer defend the indefensible.

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Martin 'surprised' by Mahon criticism of former cabinet members' comments

Martin 'surprised' by Mahon criticism of former cabinet members' comments

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said he accepts the findings of the Mahon Tribunal and that they have serious implications for those involved.

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Hard to see how Bertie can remain in party: FF spokesman on reform

Hard to see how Bertie can remain in party: FF spokesman on reform

Fianna Fáil's officer board is meeting around now to discuss the findings of the Mahon Report.

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FF's Collins calls for re-opening of planning inquiries

FF's Collins calls for re-opening of planning inquiries

Fianna Fáil environment spokesman Niall Collins has called on Minister for Local Government Phil Hogan to reopen the independent inquiries into planning irregularities in five local authorities.

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Mahon: Corruption became 'acknowledged way of doing business'

Mahon: Corruption became 'acknowledged way of doing business'

Judge Alan Mahon’s verdict on corruption in politics couldn’t be more damning – it was deep rooted, rampant and permeated every level.

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'Late Late Show' appearance beginning of the end for Flynn

'Late Late Show' appearance beginning of the end for Flynn

A notorious appearance on 'The Late Late Show' was the beginning of the end for Padraig Flynn.

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O'Callaghan: Tribunal procedures 'biased, unfair and unjust'

O'Callaghan: Tribunal procedures 'biased, unfair and unjust'

Developer Owen O’Callaghan did claim to have “taken care of” ex-Taoiseach Bertie Ahern in return for a promised favour, the Mahon tribunal has found.

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Kenny: Mahon shows series of unacceptable statements from Ahern

Kenny: Mahon shows series of unacceptable statements from Ahern

Enda Kenny has said the Mahon tribunal report confirms Bertie Ahern had made "a litany of unacceptable statements" about a labyrinth of cash payments.

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Ahern's evidence to Mahon tribunal: Highlights

Ahern's evidence to Mahon tribunal: Highlights

The Mahon tribunal rejected Bertie Ahern’s evidence on his banking and financial affairs.

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Ahern 'failed to account for funds'

Ahern 'failed to account for funds'

The country's biggest corruption inquiry has found former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern did not truthfully account for bank lodgements and savings totalling around IR£275,000.

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FF expected to expel Ahern after 'stomach-churning' tribunal findings

FF expected to expel Ahern after 'stomach-churning' tribunal findings

It is expected that Fianna Fáil will decide to expel former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern from the party when its officer board meets this evening.

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Mahon tribunal report makes international headlines

Mahon tribunal report makes international headlines

The Mahon Tribunal report has hit the headlines internationally as well as at home today.

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Mahon report passed to DPP: Kenny

Mahon report passed to DPP: Kenny

The Government has referred on the final report of the Mahon Tribunal to the Garda Commissioner, DPP, Revenue Commissioners and the Standards in Public Office Commission.

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Tribunal fails to unravel Ahern money trail

Tribunal fails to unravel Ahern money trail

The Mahon tribunal has found former taoiseach Bertie Ahern did not truthfully account for bank lodgements and savings totalling around IR£275,000.

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Dáil to debate Mahon for three days next week

Dáil to debate Mahon for three days next week

The Government says it will refer the final Mahon tribunal report to the Garda Commissioner, the Director of Public Proescutions, the Revenue Commissioners and to the Standards in Public Office Commission.

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Mahon tribunal makes recommendations on standards and ethics

Mahon tribunal makes recommendations on standards and ethics

The Mahon tribunal has made a number of recommendations around standards and ethics, in its final report published today.

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O'Brien: FF has questions to answer for attacks on tribunal

O'Brien: FF has questions to answer for attacks on tribunal

Sinn Féin has called on the Government to ensure that the recommendations of the Mahon tribunal report are implemented promptly.

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Ahern to issue statement 'in due course'

Ahern to issue statement 'in due course'

A spokesperson for Bertie Ahern has said that the former taoiseach "is reviewing the final report of the Mahon Tribunal and will issue a statement in due course".

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Gilmore: Corruption allegations will be pursued by authorities

Gilmore: Corruption allegations will be pursued by authorities

The final report of the Mahon Tribunal will be forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to determine if criminal proceedings are to be taken, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said.

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Mahon: Tribunal 'attacked and undermined' by Ahern-era ministers

Mahon: Tribunal 'attacked and undermined' by Ahern-era ministers

Judge Alan Mahon has used the final report of the planning inquiry to launch a withering attack on some of former taoiseach Bertie Ahern's Cabinet colleagues in his final months as leader.

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Mahon report finds evidence of corruption against Flynn, Lawlor

Mahon report finds evidence of corruption against Flynn, Lawlor

The final report from the Mahon tribunal published today has found former European Commissioner Padraig Flynn to have "wrongfully and corruptly" sought money from developer Tom Gilmartin.

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Mahon report: Ahern evidence about money 'untrue'

Mahon report: Ahern evidence about money 'untrue'

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern failed to tell the truth about money paid into his bank accounts in the early 1990s, according to the final report of the Mahon tribunal.

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Final Mahon Tribunal report published

Final Mahon Tribunal report published

The final report of Mahon tribunal has been published online this morning after being first submitted to the Dáil.

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Final Mahon report set to be published

Final Mahon report set to be published

The long-awaited final report of the Mahon tribunal, the State’s longest running corruption inquiry, is to be published today.

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