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Charles Haughey revisited

I raised the traditional toast of 'stoke well the fires of Hell' when Haughey departed this life, but a report by an Irish Republic mandated tribunal shows him up to have been still viler than I had thought:

"The Moriarty tribunal has published a scathing report into the finances of the late Charles Haughey in which it finds he accepted cash for favours from wealthy businessmen over 17 years and devalued the quality of the State's democracy. Among the key findings in Mr Justice Michael Moriarty's report was the fact that Mr Haughey spent a significant portion of the money raised for a liver transplant operation for his former colleague Brian Lenihan. It says that "as much as £265,000 may have been collected for that purpose, and that of those funds, no more than £70,283.06 was applied in meeting the costs and expenses attendant on Mr Lenihan's medical treatment in the United States".

That man would have stolen the pennies off his dead mother's eyes.
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Anonymous Anonymous said... 6:44 pm

Oh fuck thats too funny (+:

right up there with fat naked strumpet cherie Blair pockets £50k for children with cancer speech.

Bill moist eye clinton charging 100k to turn up at claims direct "its for the children" vanity party , just before to company went bust and the children got jack shit  

Blogger Rigger Mortice said... 9:05 pm

and the crabs from her underpants  

Blogger james higham said... 9:10 pm

Croydonian, he was Irish, for goodness sake - what do you want? Trustworthiness or something?  

Blogger Newmania said... 10:49 pm

Brlliance C- BTW your funnt Swedish Town name was covered by the Guardian today .

You are knocking the Press into a cocked hat at the moment  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 11:41 pm

It's lucky for him he's dead!  

Blogger Croydonian said... 9:27 am

Mornin' all. Might take me a while to catch up - just hit another all time high for visits etc yesterday.  

Blogger Newmania said... 9:49 am

This may be your rich vein of form C I notice your Haughey stuff is covered in the Guardian today (worse) as have other items including even down to the humorous Swedish bit mentioned above . You are constantly ahead of the mainstream media and with 1% of the resources do a better job.

I will be voting for you on Dale of course .

Well done  

Blogger Croydonian said... 9:53 am

Thank you. The cheque's in the post.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 7:17 pm

It is interesting to hear Dermot Desmond, a multi-millionaire friend of Haughey, and a major beneficiary of Government largesses - in his nascent stockbroking firm, National City Brokers - say that he never received favours.
A favour is not always contained in a brown envelope.  

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