Monday 18 December 2017

Colette Browne: If Landy makes no complaint about alleged bribe, he should be charged

Denis Landy was allegedly offered a trip to New York to miss vote
Denis Landy was allegedly offered a trip to New York to miss vote
Colette Browne

Colette Browne

If Labour senator Denis Landy refuses to reveal the identity of the person who allegedly tried to bribe him, he should be prosecuted for withholding information.

In its scathing report on planning corruption, the Mahon Tribunal infamously concluded: "Corruption in Irish political life was both endemic and systemic. It affected every level of government . . . and its existence was widely known and widely tolerated."

If Mr Landy is to be believed, nothing has changed. In an interview with the 'Sunday Independent' this week, the Labour senator sensationally claimed he had been offered a bribe to miss a Seanad vote.

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