In its final report published today, the Mahon Tribunal found that Padraig Flynn "wongly and corruptly" cashed a £50,000 cheque for his personal use. The cheque, paid by developer Tom Gilmartin, was intended for the Fianna Fail parliamentary party and issued "on the understanding that steps would be taken by Mr Flynn to ease or remove obstacles and difficulties then being faced by Mr Gilmartin in relation to Quarryvale". The Tribunal also found that former TD and councillor Liam Lawlor corruptly accepted £75,000 in relation to a development at Bachelor's Walk in Dublin. Th Tribunal did not rejected evidence given by former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern's in relation to the source of substantial funds he received in the 1990s, claiming it to be untrue. The Tribunal concluded that one bank account, claimed by Ahern to be for political purposes, was used for "personal benefit".
Below, Malachy Browne will be summarising the key findings of the report with context, archive content and relevant audio visuals. Read reaction to the report here.Add a comment