Category: Ansbacher Group

Ansbacher claims are sent to PAC

Ansbacher whistleblower Gerry Ryan has made fresh allegations about the tax affairs of a number of former senior politicians, the Irish Independent understands. The allegations have been made in correspondence with the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). But members of the PAC have been precluded from accessing the correspondence following legal...

McDowell backs Ansbacher judge over tax scandal

FORMER Tanaiste Michael McDowell has described as “nonsense” suggestions that Ansbacher inquiry judge Declan Costello was compromised by holding an account with the bank involved in the tax evasion scandal. Mr Costello’s family issued a statement defending the now deceased judge after it was alleged he was conflicted in overseeing...

Harney: I didn’t halt off-shore tax probe

Former tánaiste Mary Harney last night denied she halted a probe into offshore tax accounts because prominent PD Des O’Malley’s name was on a list of people allegedly involved and that every opportunity had been afforded the investigation to finish its work. “I am satisfied that correct procedures were followed...

Whistleblower’s Ansbacher files were ‘fully examined’ – Feehily

Public Accounts Committee is questioning the Revenue Commissioners All files drawn up by a whistleblower into alleged tax evasion by former senior politicians were fully examined and followed up, the chairman of the Revenue Commissioners has said. Addressing the Dáil Public Accounts Committee, Josephine Feehily said all material on the...

Five former politicians deny offshore claims

Names of former politicians investigated for alleged tax evasion read into Dáil record Five former politicians named in the Dáil by Sinn Féin TD Mary Lou McDonald as having been in a dossier of alleged offshore account holders have rejected the claims. Former European commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, former Progressive Democrat...

Ansbacher showed that in Ireland taxes were just for the ‘little people’

This offshore illegal scam showed that, in Ireland as elsewhere, taxes really were for the “little people”. The facts emerged as a by-product of the tribunal directed by Mr Justice Brian McCracken in 1997. It was set up to trace payments by supermarket magnate Ben Dunne to Fianna Fail’s Charlie...