Sunday 23 April 2017

Sam Smyth: Lowry cleared FG debts -- but party still counting cost

Sam Smyth

John Bruton's Fine Gael needed a benevolent sugar daddy to help bail them out but they created a greedy bagman in Michael Lowry.

Lowry's talent was for flattering businessmen into peeling off rolls of cash for whatever cause he was promoting -- and in 1990 it was Fine Gael.

Bruton had inherited a party with a IR£1.3m debt crisis and little prospect of attaining office.

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