Whistle Blown

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Today’s Irish Times

Martin Wall, in the Irish Times, reports:

“A serving civil servant has given an extensive dossier to the Dáil Public Accounts Committee making allegations of substantial tax evasion over an extended period of time involving, among others, senior politicians.
The senior civil servant has also maintained that various ministers over recent years and a number of State agencies failed to fully investigate the allegations.”

“The letter makes allegations regarding one former minister. Allegations are also made in the dossier about a former judge.”

“It is also claimed the evidence in the documentation could “be relevant to the defence of the State and of Mr Michael Lowry and Mr Denis O’Brien in the case being taken by the failed bidders in the 1995 mobile phone licence competition”.”

Hmmmm.

Civil servant claims politicians evaded tax (Irish Times)

25 thoughts on “Whistle Blown

      1. Alfred E. Neumann

        Porco Rosso! Great movie.

        (Well, one of them is a seaplane and one of them may not be a pig. But it’s a great movie.)

      1. Zynks

        I agree there, but knowing how public servants are unlikely to stick their head out for anything, I very much doubt that this is not a proper list of tax dodgers.

  1. Soundings

    Must say the Irish Times is on fire this week with its reporting (ECB letter, Luxembourg tax avoidance schemes and now this)

    Seriously, the Independent folks need to put pressure on their Garda sources to feed them some better stories.

    1. jungleman

      Arthur Beesley has an opinion piece today arguing that FF were not bullied into the bailout by the ECB and that it was all FF’s fault.

      1. Just sayin'

        There’s no legal provision anywhere that I’m aware of that would deprive anyone – public or private sector – of their pensions, so what you’ve said is pretty meaningless.

        1. gertrude

          so you’re saying they have to be beheaded or they will come back stronger than before?
          might just do it you know.

  2. Original Cynic

    Let’s hope that, if proven to be true, the Revenue pursue this with equal vigour to LPT collection!

  3. Walter Ego

    It involves documentation that could “be relevant to the defence of the State and of Mr Michael Lowry and Mr Denis O’Brien in the case being taken by the failed bidders in the 1995 mobile phone licence competition”.
    Sounds like Denis the Menace might be getting a reprieve, or am i reading it wrong?

    1. Soundings

      It will be four years in March 2015 that the Moriarty report was published. Looks like a reprieve isn’t required…

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