Flanagan calls for commission against corruption

The Fine Gael Party Chairman Charlie Flanagan has called for an independent commission against corruption to be set up and chaired by Judge Mahon, following the publication of the Mahon Tribunal Report.

Speaking in the Dáil this evening, Deputy Flanagan suggested that the commission should receive a set budget to sufficiently cover its costs.

Earlier the Justice Minister said that he would like to change the law to exclude those who take bribes from public office.

The Mahon Tribunal report, which was published last week, found former Fianna Fail Minister Padraig Flynn guilty of corruption - and that the former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern had failed to give a true account of his public finances.

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