Mahon Tribunal - Key Findings

Thursday 22 March 2012 19.40
15 years of public hearings
15 years of public hearings

The Mahon Tribunal has published its final report on corruption in the planning process.

Key Findings:

Corruption affected 'every level of Irish political life'

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern failed to "truthfully" explain source of money

Tribunal rejects Ahern's evidence of "dig-outs"

Former EU Commissioner Pádraig Flynn "wrongly and corruptly" sought donation from Tom Gilmartin

Liam Lawlor accepted 'inappropriate and corrupt payments' from Arlington PLC

Liam Lawlor's involvement with landowners/developers rendered him "hopelessly compromised"

Owen O'Callaghan paid £1.8m to Frank Dunlop over 10 years

Former Fianna Fáil TD GV Wright received a IR£5,000 "corrupt" payment from Christopher Jones

Findings of corruption made against 11 councillors - Fianna Fáil's Finbarr Hanrahan, Cyril Gallagher and GV Wright, Fine Gael's Tom Hand, Labour's John O'Halloran and Independent Pat Dunne. Five cannot be named because they are before the courts

Corruption affected "every level of Irish political life and was allowed to continue unabated"

Government to refer report to Garda Commissioner, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), the Revenue Commissioners and to the Standards in Public Office Commission

Three-day Dáil debate on report next week