Untangle the financial history of Charlie Haughey, Taoiseach and leader of Fianna Faaacuteil, in Haugheyas Millions, the must-read, bestselling exposAc of one of Irelandas most controversial politicians Colm Keena, acclaimed Irish Times investigative journalist, examines the extraordinary career of Charlie athe Bossa Haughey, the backbench TD who became Taoiseach (Prime Minister) and left a financial legacy that lingered long after his retirement from political life. As a politician, Haughey made a huge contribution to Irish life: he played a key role in the Northern Ireland peace process and he laid the foundations for the prosperity that arrived with the Celtic Tiger. But Haugheyas Millions does not deal with Haugheyas political history; instead Keena uncovers the subject that Haughey most wanted to avoid and youall most want to read: the truth about his money. From elections to tribunal appearances, Haughey dominated the Irish political landscape from the a60s to the a90s and always lived visibly beyond his means. From his princely accommodation in Kinsealy to his penchant for horses, Haugheyas extravagant spending made him look like a rich man on a TDas salary. In Haugheyas Millions, Keena traces the origins of Haugheyas lavish lifestyle back to the a50s and to his early life as a partner in Haughey, Boland a Co. Moving chronologically forward, Keena looks at Haugheyas early involvement with Des Traynor and his developing relationships with property developers and other key entrepreneurs and business figures. Keenaas investigations take him up to the Moriarty and McCracken tribunals of the mid- a90s, set up to investigate the alleged financial corruption at the heart of Haugheyas infamous political reign. Under the microscope of Keenaas investigations, Haugheyas financial dealings are revealed. In Haugheyas Millions, Keena gives you the whole tangled story of a politician who lived like a prince, from beginning to ignominious end. Haugheyas Millions: Table of Contents Introduction Part One: 1925a1987 A Descendant of Kings The Tax Commissioneras Residence The Wilderness Years Banking Secrets Horse Dealers and Hoteliers Helping CiarAin Part Two: 1987a1992 Back in Business Tralee Again A New Disciple Money for the Boss Brian Lenihan Financial Services Taxing the Taoiseach Part Three: 1992a Bowing Out Gracefully Helicopters Again An Innocent Bystander Disclosure Endgame The Case for the DefenceI. 10. Money. for. the. Boss. N 1997 the question was raised in the DAiil of the possible misuse by Haughey of the Fianna FAiil party leadera#39;s allowance account. The then Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, told the DAiilthe account had not been misused .
|Title||:||Haughey’s Millions – On the Trail of Charlie’s Money|
|Publisher||:||Gill & Macmillan Ltd - 2001-09-27|