Mahon tribunal: Lodgements in Ahern accounts

The Mahon tribunal’s marathon trawl of finances uncovered more than a quarter of a million in unexplained lodgements into accounts linked to the former taoiseach.

The Mahon tribunal’s marathon trawl of finances uncovered more than a quarter of a million in unexplained lodgements into accounts linked to the former taoiseach.

Judge Alan Mahon did not accept Bertie Ahern‘s explanation for the source of any of these monies which came in old Irish punts, sterling and US dollars.

Here is a breakdown of each lodgement including dates, banks and original sums:

- IR£22,500, December 30, 1993 – cash into Bertie Ahern‘s Allied Irish Banks Special Savings Account.

- IR£30,000, April 25, 1994 – cash into AIB.

- IR£20,000, August 8, 1994 – cash into AIB.

- UK£25,000, October 11, 1994 – cash into AIB. Mr Ahern claimed it came from IR£16,500 in a whip-round from friends and UK£8,000 from a Manchester business dinner, equalling IR£24,838.49.

- $45,000, December 5, 1994 – lodged into former girlfriend Celia Larkin‘s AIB account. The precise lodgement was IR£28,772.90 which Mr Ahern said was UK£30,000.

- UK£10,000 and IR£2,000, June 15, 1995 – paid into Ms Larkin‘s AIB account. The precise lodgement was IR£9,743.74 plus the IR£2,000.

- UK£20,000, December 1, 1995 – paid into Mr Ahern‘s AIB account. It converted to IR£19,142.92.

- UK£15,500, over seven months in 1994 – paid into Mr Ahern‘s Irish Permanent Building Society account and an account in the same bank in his daughter Cecelia and Georgina‘s name.

- IR£20,000, October 26, 1994 – cashed to the B/T account in Irish Permanent. Originally in sterling.

- IR£20,000, August 25, 1992 – a cheque lodged in the B/T account.

- IR£10,000, July 18, 1995 – cashed to the B/T account.

- And a sum of IR£54,000 which Mr Ahern claimed he amassed between 1987 and 1993 by saving cash.

READ THE FINAL MAHON REPORT HERE

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