Old habits die hard
Leo Varadkar’s comments in Washington DC last week and the ongoing costs of the 1990s tribunals are an unwelcome reminder that the political culture of cronyism and favours is not just a thing of the past
Between the glory and the gaffes of the traditional Saint Patrick’s Day events in Washington, one news story got buried in the shamrock last week. On Thursday, independent TD Michael Lowry won an appeal against the Moriarty Tribunal’s refusal to award him two thirds of his legal costs.
The Tipperary TD says his costs are likely to run to several millions of euro for participation in the inquiry, set up in...
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