Liam T Cosgrave charged re alleged corrupt payments

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True Republican

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Will there be any further prosecutions just out of interest?
 

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The son of a Taoiseach and Grandson of one of the first President of the Executive Council. I shall say no more because of the DGDS rule, but if convicted this supasses Lowry, Burke and Lawlor in terms of holding high profile politicians accountable for their mis-deeds.
 

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That was a quick trial Tomas. I didn't know our court system was so productive a guilty verdict could be delivered within minutes of charges being laid out.

I am not saying he is guilty, just that DPP has decided he has a case to answer.I hope rash comments otherwise would not affect a fair trial. He was not a high profile politician, senator I think he was.
 

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I am not saying he is guilty, just that DPP has decided he has a case to answer.I hope rash comments otherwise would not affect a fair trial. He was not a high profile politician, senator I think he was.
I would suggest that your original statement was pretty rash and mine not.

Anyway, the last thing I will say on this is that I hope people aren't looking forward to a "Madoff moment" out of the trial of this man and the FF four. Given the evidence that the DPP will be relying upon (Tribunal statements etc already in the public domain) I think they will be disappointed.
 

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The son of a Taoiseach and Grandson of one of the first President of the Executive Council. I shall say no more because of the DGDS rule, but if convicted this supasses Lowry, Burke and Lawlor in terms of holding high profile politicians accountable for their mis-deeds.
He didn't lick it off the grass. So he won't be convicted.:mad:
 

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The son of a Taoiseach and Grandson of one of the first President of the Executive Council. I shall say no more because of the DGDS rule, but if convicted this supasses Lowry, Burke and Lawlor in terms of holding high profile politicians accountable for their mis-deeds.
That's ridiculous. Unlike two of the three you mention, he was never Minister. The allegations relate to wrongdoing as a local councillor, FFS.
(Although if convicted of outright corruption, that would outstrip in seriousness the technical offences that saw Burke and Lawlor go to jail).
 
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