Guilty: The trial of Michael Lowry

Guilty: The trial of Michael Lowry
Michael Lowry TD at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court Picture: Courtpix

Last week, Michael Lowry was found guilty of tax offences and disqualified from acting as a company director for three years. And yet the former communications minister appeared to believe that he had been vindicated

‘What business had they bringing me here to the special, criminal court here in Dublin. None – none and that has been proven,” Michael Lowry told members of the media outside the Criminal Courts of Justice. The independent TD was puffed up with indignation.

Half an hour earlier he had stood in court as Judge Martin Nolan imposed a fine of €15,000 on him and €10,000 on his refrigeration company, Garuda, for tax offences. Lowry was...

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