You Cannot Be Cerberus




Mick Wallace (top) this afternoon; Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson (right and his son Gareth last year.

A multi-headed monster.

From Greece (!)

“Yeah, he [Peter Robinson] very categorically came out and declared that he had no interest whatsoever, hadn’t gained anything as a result of this particular transaction carried out in the name of Northern Ireland with this company Cerberus.

A fascinating name, it comes from Greek mythology actually, a three-headed, multi-headed, three-headed dog which guarded  the gates of Hades…hence this monster of a story now and it’s really turned into a monster story which is consuming every lawyer and every barrister in Northern Ireland and stretching now deeply into Dublin on the back of [Independent TD] Mick Wallace’s claims in the Dáil – some of which I actually challenge.

In fact, the offshore account was not rumbled as a result of an audit, a routine audit of Tughans’ accounts. In fact, my understanding is that the managing partner at the centre of this controversy, who’s no longer working with Tughans, actually advised his fellow partners there was a big payment coming down the line and, eventually, a fee….”

Veteran Northern Ireland journalist Eamon Mallie on Today with Sean O’Rourke on RTÉ Radio One this morning.

Previously: Project Eagle And The €3.5billion Haircut

Pic: Pacemaker




Mick Wallace’s response to an invitation from John McGuinness, chairman of The Public Accounts Committee, this afternoon.

Via Mick Wallace

19 thoughts on “You Cannot Be Cerberus

  1. PaddyJoe

    Paul Tweed will be able to retire on the proceeds of that blog post from Bryson.

    1. bisted

      …I heard that interview with Mallie and most of it seemed like a him trying to put his slant on a major story that he has missed or failed to report. Mick Wallace and Jamie Bryson have put the cat among the pigeons. They are exposing not just murky dealings but lazy journalists.

      1. Clampers Outside!

        Well, he’d be playing catch up on the story. RTE were still reporting on the “developing story” last night. So, I think he can be forgiven for not having broken the story and being a bit behind…. I’d have thought anyway…

  2. Christopher

    Disgusting- although I expect nothing less from Robinson- Iris got caught with her knickers down getting loans of developers for her child boyfriend . How many of these deals were done with politicians here in the south aswell?

  3. All the good ones fly south for winter

    It’s all about building bridges North and South.

    1. scottser

      it’s more about buying half-built bridges for a knock-down price and getting kickbacks from a vulture fund.

  4. Spaghetti Hoop

    Politicians who ‘thumb-up’ for the camera are merely PR people fronting corrupt and sleazy activities.

  5. Albert

    Mallie is behind the curve on this one

    Bryson being briefed by someone in the know

    Money only discovered when one partner became curious and Coulter tried to bluff it out

    Why has no one asked what ‘cut’ of the 7m he left with? Because he did

    Robinsons statement that he was not a beneficiary is clever, account was in sons name

  6. Truth in the News

    No wonder Robinson had to be carted off to hospital a couple of weeks
    ago for a retrofit, he’d need to be firing on all cylinders to deal with this one, the
    corpse of the Celtic Tiger has really spread a virulent disease that has infected
    and now afflicts quite a few of the businees and political class orange and green
    What we have here is a bunch of well connected asset strippers….Iris must be
    delighted, seeing how they ditched her.

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