Lowry Knows ‘Just The Man’ To Help Pay His Legal Bills
FORMER Fine Gael minister Michael Lowry has spoken out for the first time since losing a High Court challenge to a decision by the Moriarty Tribunal to refuse him two thirds of his costs of engaging with the tribunal.
Speaking exclusively to WWN at a check in desk in Dublin airport, the Independent TD said he is not worried about the outstanding legal costs, as he knows ‘just the man’ to help him pay off the debt, which is said to be in the millions.
“I can’t name any names, but I’ve got a friend who owes me a huge favour from a few years back and I think it’s time to call it in,” he said, rubbing his hands together. “I might have to take a flight to the Mediterranean, but it’ll be worth it for the weather alone.”
Earlier today a High Court judge said Mr. 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, and the TD should have been aware that “if he failed to cooperate with it, he was liable to have orders made prejudicial to him in relation to costs”.
“Ah, no, seriously, I’m not worried at all,” Mr. Lowry repeated with a jesting wink. “This lad I’m on about knows too well that if he doesn’t help me out, there’ll be consequences. Big ones”.
It is believed Lowry, who is standing for reelection in Tipperary will omit this recent High Court decision and his various tax affairs from all election leaflets.