Former Taoiseach Charles Haughey gives evidence at the Moriarty Tribunal, an enquiry into payments to politicians.

Charles Haughey's arrival at Dublin Castle on the first day of his evidence to the Moriarty Tribunal is met with protesters.

Charles Haughey told the tribunal that he would endeavour to assist as much as he can. The 74 year old spent his first day at the tribunal fielding detailed questions on his dealings with AIB bank in the 1970s.

Charles Haughey acknowledged that his finances were "difficult" and claimed to be overwhelmed by the amount of documentation he had to deal with from the tribunal.

By 1973, his overdraft was almost £300,000.

Despite Mr Haughey's debts, his lifestyle was not curtailed and he was borrowing from Peter to pay Paul.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 21 July 2000. The reporter is Annette O’Donnell.