Michael Lowry loses High Court challenge to Moriarty tribunal

Former Fine Gael minister engaged in a ‘litany of falsification and deception’, rules judge

Michael Lowry deliberately misled the tribunal, which  might well have withheld all of his costs, Mr Justice John Hedigan said.

Michael Lowry deliberately misled the tribunal, which might well have withheld all of his costs, Mr Justice John Hedigan said.

Independent TD Michael Lowry engaged in “a litany of falsification and deception” - including the falsification of a solicitor’s files - in his failure to co-operate with the Moriarty Tribunal, a High Court judge said today.

Mr Justice John Hedigan made the comment when he dismissed on all grounds Mr Lowry’s challenge to a decision of that tribunal to only award him one-third of his legal costs, a bill he says will run into millions.

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