Opinion Letters

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Referring Moriarty findings to the DPP is an empty gesture

Taoiseach Enda Kenny gets a treat from Maria Keeling (8) and her brother Patrick (6) at Government Buildings yesterday - the first of the season's strawberries from Irish family-owned company Keelings
Taoiseach Enda Kenny gets a treat from Maria Keeling (8) and her brother Patrick (6) at Government Buildings yesterday - the first of the season's strawberries from Irish family-owned company Keelings

TAOISEACH Enda Kenny, has asked for the Moriarty Tribunal report to be referred to the DPP and Garda Commissioner.

This is an empty gesture as Mr Kenny would be aware that the findings cannot be used in a criminal case.

Michael Noonan, as Fine Gael leader, banned corporate donations in 2001 as he recognised that financial support from business to politicians is perceived by the public to have one purpose -- securing commercial advantage.

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