Burton calls for new law to enable prosecutions from tribunals

Social protection minister Joan Burton has urged that the law be changed to facilitate criminal prosecutions for corruption.

31st March, 2012

Social protection minister Joan Burton has urged that the law be changed to facilitate criminal prosecutions for corruption, saying that it is "well-nigh impossible" to secure a conviction at present.

The social protection minister made the suggestion in a speech to students in Trinity College last week.

"What Mahon is suggesting is that the presumption of corruption be expanded once certain facts are established," said Burton.

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