Thursday February 27, 2020

Moriarty at 5: Half a decade since the Moriarty Tribunal filed its damning final report

But Irish politics’ culture of secretive funding and powerful vested interests remains largely unchecked

20th March, 2016
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Michael Lowry at the Moriarty Tribunal in October 2010: little of note has changed in the ensuing five years Picture: RollingNews

When the final report of the Moriarty Tribunal was published, five years ago this Tuesday, newly-elected Taoiseach Enda Kenny gave a stirring address to the Dáil in which he promised to end a culture of “arrogant, mercenary and immoral politics”.

In a speech that chimed with Fine Gael’s 2011 election manifesto denouncing “crony capitalism” and the “golden circle”, Kenny promised to implement the report’s recommendations and rebuild public trust in politics....

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