The money vanishes

The jury at Michael Lowry’s trial for alleged tax offences heard this week how a sum of £248,624 disappeared and reappeared, ‘cooking the books not once but twice’

17th June, 2018
Court drawings depicting, among others, Michael Lowry, Judge Martin Nolan and tax inspector Henry Oliver Drawings by Alwyn Gillespie

‘Some of you will be wishing you got a nice murder case,” prosecution counsel Remy Farrell told the jury trying Michael Lowry and his business for alleged tax offences.

This would be “complicated”, he warned in his opening address last Monday afternoon. It would involve “consideration of a lot of uninteresting accounts”, he continued, apparently warming to his theme.

Wearing a dark suit, the independent TD for Tipperary North...

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