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    At long last, Ivor Callelly, the former FF junior minister, has been given a date for his trial following allegations that he made bogus mobile phone expense claims half a dozen times. I, for one, look forward to seeing Ivor in the dock - from whence he will no doubt give a stirring defence to clear his good name and dismiss the irksome allegations.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/irela...lely-1.1561439
    http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/1015/480507-callely-trial/

    Incidentally, the Irish Times puts his age at 55, while RTE reports it as 54. Wouldn't be the first time a political figure's, eh, figures weren't entirely clear.
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    Ivor does his first decent thing in public life and falls on sword in the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today, pleading guilty to fraud.

    Could face a fine or jail sentence - we'll know on July 22.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime...laim-1.1710890
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    If our friend in Tipp is anything to go by, presumably this guarantees him a seat at the next election.

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    It depends on the sentence. The charge carries a tariff of up to ten years or a fine!
    http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/0303/507931-ivor-callely/

    I think any jail sentence longer than six months for a criminal offence automatically disbars you from being a TD. Can't find a source for that online, but I think I have it in ... a book! (How do I upload a hardback....?)
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    Seems pretty unlikely he'll serve more than 6 months then. The backend pressure must be massive atm.

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    I think we've all experienced massive backend pressure from FF over the years.

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    I'd love to see an actual Hall of Shame, like an art gallery with portraits of these guys looking their worst, with little note cards beside them detailing their crimes and idiocies. Can you imagine the law suits!?

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    In the iconography of this most moving and deeply personal of portraits, former Taoiseach Brian Cowen clutches a double quilted velvet soft bogroll, while gazing statesmanlike, yet almost ruefully, into the middle distance. The symbolism of this tender gesture is evocative of the last days of the Celtic Tiger, when Irish people were left in the 5h1tter and FF had hidden any paper that implicated them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dahamsta View Post
    If our friend in Tipp is anything to go by, presumably this guarantees him a seat at the next election.
    The squeaky sound emanating from Tipperary may be Deputy Lowry's sphincter tightening in anticipation of severe backend pressure - he's been sent forward for trial in the Nenagh Circuit Court over allegations he knowingly filed incorrect tax returns.

    http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/0401/605...l-lowry-court/
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    Was McConville stuff involved in the Boston Tapes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonnieShels View Post
    Was McConville stuff involved in the Boston Tapes?
    It seems so.

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    And he's out. The loyalist reaction has been quite something. Mouth breathers the lot of em in that Protestant Coalition crowd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eminence Grise View Post
    I think any jail sentence longer than six months for a criminal offence automatically disbars you from being a TD.
    Only if currently sitting at the time of the sentence. A number of current TDs did a lot longer than 6 months - Dessie Ellis (8 years), Martin Ferris (10 years), Gerry Adams (3 years).

    Only one TD was ever imprisoned for longer than 6 months while serving - Henry Coyle in the 1940s - but a few have been imprisoned for less, Liam Lawlor comes to mind, possibly Tony Gregory.

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    Yes - I should have been clearer about that.
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    Big day for Ivor Callelly today. Sentencing was due half a hour ago, but nothing to report yet.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/polit...ning-1.1880454
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    Nice one indeed! It's not a lengthy sentence, but it's rare enough that a public figure of any standing is punished at all, so maybe it will nudge along the idea that nobody is above the law.

    I think he might have hoped for leniency after pleading guilty (maybe a suspended sentence?), but the judge's decision that his position as a politician was an aggravating factor counted against him. Proper order, too.
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    Michelle Mulherin talked herself into a mess today (just listened to the Sean O'Rourke show). She described making calls to her Kenyan boyfriend as political business, but that she'd pay back the costs if she did something wrong. What is it with politicians? She got caught, all she had to do was say - yes, I made the calls, I'll pay them as usual - as I do with all my personal calls.

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    I honestly can't understand it like you.

    It's easier to just own up and pay the cash. Mindboggling.
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