Trial date set for Tipperary Independent Michael Lowry TD

Court case relates to tax issues

Trial date set for independent Tipperary TD Michael Lowry TD

A new trial date has been set for Independent TD Michael Lowry on alleged tax offences. Mr Lowry (60), of Glenreigh, Holycross, Co Tipperary is facing charges at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court that he allegedly filed incorrect tax returns in 2003 and 2007.

At a hearing on Monday (April 3rd) Judge Patricia Ryan set a trial date of June 6, 2018. A pre-trial hearing date of April 27, 2018 was also set.

The Independent TD appeared initially before Thurles District Court in 2014, charged with three counts of knowingly filing incorrect tax returns on October 31, 2003, and one count of knowingly filing an incorrect tax return on August 3, 2007. In 2014, Judge Elizabeth MacGrath formally sent him forward for trial to Nenagh Circuit Criminal Court, on his own bail bond of €500. His trial was later transferred from Tipperary to Dublin on the application of the DPP.