Friday October 23, 2020

Haughey finances still shrouded in mystery

Nowhere were the contradictions of Charles Haughey’s life more evident than in his relationship with the circle of businessmen who funded his lavish lifestyle.

17th June, 2006

The Revenue Commissioners estimated that he spent €12.7 million during his years in politics.

The vast bulk of this must have come from wealthy benefactors. We will never know the identity of many - the tribunals identified some €4 million in donations, of which about €2 million came from Ben Dunne, but most of the rest were lost in the mists of time, or hidden in a complex web of offshore accounts set up by...

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