Ironic that they got rid of Naughton because he could be perceived as being corrupt, but now rely on an ex minister (Lowry) that a tribunal has found to actually be corrupt! From Broadband, to Cervicalcheck and beyond, there is a toxic relationship between big business and Govt.
Bríd spoke on Newstalk radio this morning about the Lowry case. This is the audio clip. One law for the rich…one law for poor….
The gist of this is that the now Tanaiste, then Minister for Justice, knew they were trying to stitich up Maurice McCabe and did nothing about it. We’ll be voting no confidence.
I questioned the Taoiseach on the corruption scandal in the North and his meeting with Arlene Foster – the disgraced First Minister. Half a billion sterling has been wasted by those ín the know’- money that should have been used for health, education, housing – things people need. I’m very proud that our People Before Profit MLAs – Gerry Carroll and Eamonn McCann, were the first to highlight this issue in Stormount and demand change. Lessons here for the South
The real legacy of Ahern and FF/FG; corruption, bad planning and prioritising developer’s profits. After 150 million euro and 20 years we still haven’t acted on the Mahon tribunal.
Amazing how upset FF and FG got in the Dáil today when reminded of their ‘brown envelope’ past. €150 million of taxpayers money went on the Mahon tribunal and how many corrrupt politicians got done? One. At the very least apply the recommendations of Mahon and make relevant political donations clear when applying for planning permission.