Wednesday July 8, 2020

Ahern faces legal bill after ruling by Mahon Tribunal

Bertie Ahern is facing a significant legal bill after he was found not to have cooperated fully with the Mahon Tribunal.

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

22nd February, 2015
Failure to fully co-operate with the Mahon Tribunal has earned former taoiseach Bertie Ahern a hefty legal bill. Picture: Getty

The former taoiseach is one of 21 witnesses who have had cuts of between 7.5 per cent and 70 per cent imposed on their outstanding legal bills for failing to fully cooperate with its final report in 2012.

The exact cuts imposed on each witness, and the final amount paid, have not been revealed. The tribunal found in its final report that Ahern had failed to truthfully account for a total of IR£165,214.25 passing through bank accounts connected with...

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