I welcome the publication of the final report of the Tribunal of Inquiry into Payments to Politicians and Related Matters.
Mr Justice Moriarty had an extremely difficult task. He investigated complex matters and faced active hostility from some individuals before the Tribunal. He has done his work with integrity, commitment and skill and he has produced a very comprehensive report. I believe that the Dáil and the public should thank him for his efforts.
This is a report of real significance. Justice Moriarty clearly sets out illicit, inappropriate and irregular behaviour which has done great damage and may perhaps cause much more.
This report exposes serious malpractice and corruption. It is not based on the unfounded opinions of one judge – it is based on the evidence.