Sunday 17 December 2017

Elaine Byrne: More recorded Lowry telephone calls shed fresh light on Moriarty

While the inquiry lumbered on, behind the scenes the drama of calls, messages, faxes and legal letters played out, writes

Elaine Byrne

THREE weeks ago we published an extraordinary 12 minute 42 second taped telephone conversation between former Fine Gael minister Michael Lowry and the Omagh-based land agent, Kevin Phelan.

Today, we give the background to that conversation and detail a further 23 minutes and 52 seconds of taped conversations from the same telephone. They are a series of brief calls, some just messages left, and all were, like the original tape, supplied to the Sunday Independent by Kevin Phelan. In all there are 57 separate recordings.

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