Tuesday October 27, 2020

Lowry’s fellow TDs, hang your heads in shame

The Dáil passed a motion of censure against former minister Michael Lowry TD in March 2011 following the demanding findings of the Moriarty report. Not for the first time, Browne calls attention here to the quality of debate in the chamber.

30th July, 2017
Michael Lowry was investigated by the Moriarty Tribunal

Last Tuesday, there were statements in the Dáil on the Moriarty Tribunal report. The two main speakers on the government side, Enda Kenny and Pat Rabbitte, said nothing at all of consequence, supposedly inhibited in what they could say lest they prejudice further investigations and possibly criminal prosecutions.

There was a reasonable turnout of backbench government TDs present when Kenny was speaking. Immediately afterwards, most of them left the chamber.

There were quite...

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