Thursday 14 December 2017

Jody Corcoran: A tribe adept at dipping into the pockets of industry

Jody Corcoran uncovers the private ground where big business and politics meet to reveal who supported Fine Gael in its time of need

There was, said Michael Lowry, a lot of "cant and hypocrisy" spoken about political fundraising here.

He was giving evidence to the Moriarty tribunal. "Since the State was founded," he said, "the two major political parties have to a great extent depended on the corporate sector."

It was a theme picked up on by the Fianna Fail leader, Micheal Martin, last week when he promised his party's support for a more detailed examination of the decade before "regulations and limits" were introduced.

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