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The Ansbacher dossier: The reason why white collars don’t get felt here

The Garda Inspectorate report and the Ansbacher dossier lay bare an underlying institutional and cultural failing when it comes to white-collar crime in this country, writes Elaine Byrne.

17th December, 2014
Elaine Byrne

Does the state take white-collar crime or economic crime seriously? Absolutely not, according to Gerry Ryan, the civil servant who was asked by Mary Harney in 1998 to investigate tax evasion schemes.

Ryan’s six-year investigation yielded a 215-page statement and a weighty Ansbacher dossier which alleges tax evasion by a number of former senior politicians.

The dossier has racked up an impressive set of miles on the road. These white-collar crime allegations are now...

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