Monday 19 March 2018

Case against Michael Lowry for alleged tax offences adjourned

Michael Lowry
Michael Lowry

Declan Brennan

The case against former government minister Michael Lowry for alleged tax offences has been adjourned at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Mr Lowry (60), of Glenreigh, Holycross, Co Tipperary is facing four charges that he allegedly filed incorrect tax returns in 2003 and 2007.

The independent TD appeared initially before Thurles District Court last year, charged with three counts of knowingly filing incorrect tax returns on October 31, 2003, and one count of knowingly filing an incorrect tax return on August 3, 2007. He has yet to indicate how he will plead to the charges.

Last April Judge Elizabeth MacGrath sent him forward for trial to Nenagh Circuit Court, on his own bail bond of €500. His trial was later transferred from Tipperary to Dublin on the application of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Today the case was briefly before Dublin Circuit Criminal Court for mention.

Judge Martin Nolan adjourned the case to further mention date on February 27, 2015.

Mr Lowry is excused from attending the next court date.

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