Tribunal’s hands tied by Ahern move

Bertie Ahern has thrown down the gauntlet to the Mahon Tribunal. But what will the Taoiseach’s High Court action mean for its future, ask John Burke and Ian Kehoe.

16th February, 2008

Bertie Ahern has thrown down the gauntlet to the Mahon Tribunal. But what will the Taoiseach’s High Court action mean for its future, ask John Burke and Ian Kehoe.

It was a calculated and considered play. Last Monday, just hours before Bertie Ahern was due to hand over 150 documents in relation to his personal finances, the Taoiseach sent his team of lawyers into the Four Courts in Dublin, in a manoeuvre designed...

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