A challenge brought by businessman Des Richardson against a number of findings of the Mahon Tribunal including that he had failed to disclose the source of £39,000 held in a bank account has opened before the High Court.
Businessman Des Richardson has brought a High Court challenge against a number of findings of the Mahon Tribunal including that he failed to disclose the source of £39,000 held in a bank account.
Fine Gael TD Olivia Mitchell has welcomed the findings of a party disciplinary committee which exonerated her after criticism in the Mahon Tribunal report of an "inappropriate" £500 donation she received from lobbyist Frank Dunlop.
Jobs Minister Richard Bruton has said Fine Gael has yet to make a decision on whether disciplinary action should be taken against party TD Olivia Mitchell in the wake of the Mahon Tribunal report.
A special meeting of the Fianna Fáil Árd Chomhairle held last night has endorsed party leader Micheál Martin's response to the Mahon tribunal final report.
A special meeting of the Fianna Fáil National Executive will take place later, to discuss the findings of the Mahon Tribunal Report.
A Labour Senator has today called on Bertie Ahern to resign from the President's Council of State.
Justice Minister Alan Shatter said today that he wants to change the law, excluding those who take bribes from public office.
Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Jonathan O’Brien has said that the final report of the Mahon tribunal is “a tale of deceit and corruption”.
Former Councillor Finbar Hanrahan has resigned from the Fianna Fáil party today.
Former Fine Gael Councillor Anne Devitt said today that she wants to stand for the party in future local elections.
The Government is promising to announce a plan of action in the wake of the Mahon Tribunal within six weeks.
Two more members of Fianna Fáil are resigning from the party before motions to expel them are taken.
A former government minister has asked why no one is questioning the contents of the Mahon Tribunal report.
Fianna Fáil TD Willie O'Dea has backed calls for pensions to be taken from politicians who are found to have acted corruptly.
A debate on the Mahon Tribunal report will get underway in the Dáil tonight.
Former EU Commissioner Padraig Flynn has today resigned from Fianna Fáil, following the findings of the Mahon Tribunal.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said today that the Government will consider denying pensions to politicians who are found to be corrupt.
Fianna Fáil have confirmed Bertie Ahern has resigned from the party in a letter received this morning.
Another government minister has called for the pensions of politicians who are found guilty of corruption or misconduct to be withdrawn.
Fianna Fáil has not yet received any formal notification of Bertie Ahern's intention to leave the party.
Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has resigned from Fianna Fáil in the wake of the Mahon Tribunal, but insisted the findings of the probe had dealt him a grave injustice.
Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has resigned from Fianna Fáil in the wake of the Mahon Tribunal.
Labour MEP Nessa Childers has written to the European Parliament requesting that the commission cut off the EU pension of former Irish Commissioner Padraig Flynn.
The Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has insisted he never undermined the integrity of the Mahon Tribunal.
Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said that the vast majority of politicians are "honest, hard-working people".
Former Fianna Fáil minister Padraig Flynn has rejected the findings of the Mahon tribunal which branded him corrupt.
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said that the achievements of former taoiseach Bertie Ahern while in office "cannot absolve him" from facing the implications of the Mahon tribunal report.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that the Fianna Fáil party had no choice but to put forward a motion to expel Bertie Ahern and Padraig Flynn from the party.
The brother of the former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has said that "life is a doddle" for today's politicians when it comes to funding and resources.
Bertie Ahern faces a humiliating political end – expulsion from the party he once led along with corrupt former representatives Padraig Flynn and three ex-councillors.
Below is the full text of a statement from Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin tonight:
Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has insisted he never accepted a bribe or corrupt payment after a long-awaited corruption inquiry found he did not tell the truth about a labyrinth of cash payments.
Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin has this evening recommended to his party that former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern be expelled from the party.
Bertie Ahern said this evening that he rejects the finding of the Mahon Tribunal that he was not truthful in his account of events.
Fianna Fáil TD Seán Fleming is writing to the Mahon tribunal seeking an "urgent correction" to the fifth and final report of the Tribunal published today.
Three-time taoiseach Bertie Ahern was tonight on the verge of an ignominious political demise as once-loyal supporters warned they could no longer defend the indefensible.
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said he accepts the findings of the Mahon Tribunal and that they have serious implications for those involved.
Fianna Fáil's officer board is meeting around now to discuss the findings of the Mahon Report.
Fianna Fáil environment spokesman Niall Collins has called on Minister for Local Government Phil Hogan to reopen the independent inquiries into planning irregularities in five local authorities.
Judge Alan Mahon’s verdict on corruption in politics couldn’t be more damning – it was deep rooted, rampant and permeated every level.
A notorious appearance on 'The Late Late Show' was the beginning of the end for Padraig Flynn.
Developer Owen O’Callaghan did claim to have “taken care of” ex-Taoiseach Bertie Ahern in return for a promised favour, the Mahon tribunal has found.
Enda Kenny has said the Mahon tribunal report confirms Bertie Ahern had made "a litany of unacceptable statements" about a labyrinth of cash payments.
The Mahon tribunal rejected Bertie Ahern’s evidence on his banking and financial affairs.
The country's biggest corruption inquiry has found former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern did not truthfully account for bank lodgements and savings totalling around IR£275,000.
It is expected that Fianna Fáil will decide to expel former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern from the party when its officer board meets this evening.
The Mahon Tribunal report has hit the headlines internationally as well as at home today.
The Government has referred on the final report of the Mahon Tribunal to the Garda Commissioner, DPP, Revenue Commissioners and the Standards in Public Office Commission.
The Mahon tribunal has found former taoiseach Bertie Ahern did not truthfully account for bank lodgements and savings totalling around IR£275,000.
The Mahon tribunal’s marathon trawl of finances uncovered more than a quarter of a million in unexplained lodgements into accounts linked to the former taoiseach.
The Government says it will refer the final Mahon tribunal report to the Garda Commissioner, the Director of Public Proescutions, the Revenue Commissioners and to the Standards in Public Office Commission.
The Mahon tribunal has made a number of recommendations around standards and ethics, in its final report published today.
Sinn Féin has called on the Government to ensure that the recommendations of the Mahon tribunal report are implemented promptly.
Fifteen years after the country's longest running inquiry into political corruption in Ireland was established its final findings have been published.
A spokesperson for Bertie Ahern has said that the former taoiseach "is reviewing the final report of the Mahon Tribunal and will issue a statement in due course".
The final report of the Mahon Tribunal will be forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to determine if criminal proceedings are to be taken, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said.
Reacting to the Mahon Tribunal's findings, Waterford Independent TD John Halligan has called on former taoiseach Bertie Ahern to explain the true source of thousands of pounds sterling.
Judge Alan Mahon has used the final report of the planning inquiry to launch a withering attack on some of former taoiseach Bertie Ahern's Cabinet colleagues in his final months as leader.
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said that the party will issue a detailed statement on the findings of the Mahon tribunal following meeting of its Officer Board scheduled for this evening.