Tipperary Independent TD Michael Lowry (centre) leaving the Central Criminal Court in Dublin this afternoon after he and his refrigeration company Garuda were found guilty of filing an incorrect corporation tax return for year ending 2006 and for failing to keep proper books of account. He was fined €15,00

Statement from Michael Lowry

Lowry trial jury reaches verdicts on four counts, cannot agree on four others (RTE)

Sam Boal/Rollingnews


Ah here.

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      1. Brother Barnabas

        can get 25/1 on argentina winning entire thing… don’t want to have to tell you ‘told you so’

        1. Bertie Blenkinsop

          Was I talking to you on Sunday by any chance?
          I backed them on Sunday morning at 22s for the interest…

          1. Brother Barnabas


            strikingly handsome (in a river phoenix way [before the death]), debonair and with an undeniable sexual magnetism?

            then it was me

            (i genuinely think they’re in with a good shout – so long as they get past nigeria)

          2. Diddles

            They’re a mess. Full of attacking talent but being used in a way that doesn’t them any favours. Horrible amount of pressure on Messi which he doesn’t seem to be handling well. The team have reportedly fallen out with Sampaoli and are rumoured to be ‘self managing’ tonight’s game. Their defence is shambolic and then you have Willy the goalkeeper. Win the WC? I would love to see it but I think It’s near impossible. They missed their big opportunity in 2014.

          3. Bertie Blenkinsop

            The gambler’s paradox, thinking a team can’t continue to be so bad.
            I hope we’re right, would love Messi to win it.

          4. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            I lay on the ground outside the The Viper Room where River died.
            Classy to the core, me.

  1. Daisy Chainsaw

    You only need one jury member with a bit of Tipp in them….

    Martin Nolan will give him 3 hours community service and will see him in the pub.

      1. realPolithicks

        Extraordinary stuff, once you’re part of the golden circle you really can’t be touched.

  2. Ron

    If anyone actually believes that he is going to get any significant jail time or sentence that would put his Dail seat at risk then message me. My friend from Nigeria has a fantastic business opportunity for you.

    1. Frilly Keane

      No risk of that seat ever being an’ting but a Lowry one

      He could be caught betting against Tipp
      And donating to the Kilkenny Hurlers Holiday Fund
      While taking a payoff to vote against moving the National Children’s Hospital ta Nenagh
      And doing a line with Arlene Foster

      And he’d still top the poll

      And my bet is there will be two ov’em after the next general

      1. Cu Cullan

        Steady on. They won’t tolerate any messing with the hurling.. everything else.. well, that’s fair game..

  3. ____

    I thought the district court could only impose sentences of up to two years?

    He’s convicted of a charge that carries up to 6 years…how does that work?

  4. Frilly Keane

    15 grand
    Shur’ that’s an expense claim for him

    He’s not the richest TD in Ireland by mistake

  5. Liam Deliverance

    Is there any Tipperary voters here who have voted for him in the past and, who, after reading that and reading about all the other skullduggery and blackguardism that he is constantly associated with explain to the rest of your fellow citizens why you would vote for him again, why you would use your vote in supporting a criminal, a shyster, a corrupter. Why you would urinate on the memory of those that gave their lives in the pursuit of creating a better society in this country by giving you that vote. Would you be upset to be thought of as a traitor I wonder?

    1. Cu Cullan

      Sure, ‘tis the roads.. and jobs.. oh begod, the jobs are great, and the social.. and sure I jumped up the waiting list…. and on and on..

  6. Starina

    “He was fined €15,00” – it’s that kind of number which will get you fined for failing to keep proper books of account

  7. Ollie

    The judge thamked lowry for paying the tax bill he got caught not paying. Nolan also made a personalised attack on the revenue official who brought the case to court.
    Now Leo is supporting Lowry publicly.
    Total w a n k e r s

  8. RuilleBuille

    ‘I’ve been pilloried. I’ve been abused’ whined Lowry. He forgot to add I’ve been found guilty!

  9. Ian Dempsey

    “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn’t be, and what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”

    Go ask Alice.

  10. Otis Blue

    Takin’ the Mick.

    “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn’t be, and what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”

    Go ask Alice.

  11. malcom

    What a result for our bent political class
    Everything is fine in TD land
    Meanwhile the garlic man got 7 years
    Our whole justice system needs ditching

    1. Cu Cullan

      Well, tbh, it was the cheap tasteless shit Chinese garlic that done for him. If you like garlic then public flogging would be about right for his crime. If it had been quality garlic he would have walked..

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