Category: Gerard Collins

Compare and contrast: Mary Lou on Ansbacher accounts – and on Slab

Mary-Lou McDonald is one of the more eloquent Dáil performers and she rarely pulls her punches. But consistency has not always been the most remarkable attribute of her contributions. She can be devastating while excoriating the misdeeds of others – but strangely reticent when it comes to matters close to… – Continue reading

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… – Continue reading

Offshore account claims being investigated, says Taoiseach

Enda Kenny responds to Mary Lou McDonald’s listing of allegations against ex-ministers The Garda fraud unit is investigating allegations that former government ministers had offshore accounts, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil. “They will make their decisions and follow through on that,’’ he said. The Taoiseach was responding to Sinn… – Continue reading

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… – Continue reading