Friday 20 April 2018

John Drennan: Big Phil is betting on never-ending inquiry

Paying off tribunal lawyers may cost taxpayers as much as a bank bailout, writes John Drennan

John Drennan

John Drennan

THERE was more than a hint of the Ghost of Christmas past surrounding the return of George Redmond to public attention last week.

However, while the revelation that Redmond is suing the Mahon tribunal to secure his legal fees may have restored the ghost of tribunal encounters past to our attention, our political establishment will be far more concerned about the spectre of future tribunal bills.

The rest of us, meanwhile, were merely surprised about the ongoing existence of this legal carbuncle.

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