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
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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