From the Attic Archives – Irish Examiner 19 May 2000.
The Dail Committee on Members’ Interests has released its report confirming that Deputy Denis Foley breached the Ethics in Public Office Act.
The 30-page document highlights how the Kerry North TD did not declare he had an Ansbacher bank account while voting on the matter in the Dail.
Chaired by Fianna Fail’s Tony Killeen the five-strong committee castigated Mr. Foley over his failure to make it known he had the account when he voted with his party against a Labour Party motion seeing to extend the terms of the Moriarty Tribunal to include the Ansbacher accounts.
A Dail resolution will be moved next week to suspend Mr. Foley from Leinster House for 14 days without pay.
In a functional democracy Mr. Foley would have been hauled before the courts for having an illegal account in an illegal bank run by a criminal for the benefit of corrupt politicians and other members of a golden circle.
In Ireland he gets a two-week holiday.