Lawyers for former Minister demand PAC's tax dossier

Lawyers for former Fianna Fáil Minister Ray McSharry have told the Public Accounts Committee it has one week to hand over the Ansbacher dossier.

Lawyers for former Fianna Fáil Minister Ray McSharry have told the Public Accounts Committee it has one week to hand over the Ansbacher dossier.

They say it is required in order to allow Mr McSharry to take steps to vindicate his good name.

The legal action comes after Sinn Féin deputy Mary Lou McDonald used Dáil privilege to name a group of former politicians mentioned in the dossier, which alleges the use of offshore accounts to avoid paying tax.

Group political correspondent with the Irish Independent, Daniel McConnell, said the Ansbacher dossier was given to each member of the committee individually rather than the PAC, so it is unlikely to hand it over:

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