Following the money

In late 1996, media reports revealed that Ben Dunne had made secret payments to Fine Gael minister Michael Lowry and former taoiseach Charles Haughey. Why was the Moriarty Tribunal established?

2nd December, 2006

Why was the Moriarty Tribunal established?

In late 1996, media reports revealed that Ben Dunne had made secret payments to Fine Gael minister Michael Lowry and former taoiseach Charles Haughey. The Rainbow government, led by Fine Gael’s John Bruton, established the McCracken Tribunal, under Mr Justice Brian McCracken, to investigate what happened. McCracken held hearings in July 1997 and reported the following month, confirming that Dunne had financially assisted both men. McCracken also unveiled the...

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