Deputy Michael Lowry’s case adjourned.


A case against Deputy Michael Lowry regarding tax matters has been adjourned until next month to allow time for a number of matters to be clarified.

The Co Tipperary TD is facing a total of four charges of knowingly or wilfully filing incorrect tax returns.

Today, Thurles District Court was told that the book of evidence against Mr LOwry was ready for serving.

However the solicitor acting for the State told the court that he had been instructed by the Director of Public

Prosecutions that Mr Lowry’s solicitor Michael Collins wishes to have a number of issues clarified befor the book of evidence is served.

Judge Elizabeth McGrath said that she would extend the time for service of the book of evidence until April1st and that she expected the case would be returned for trial on that date.

Mr Lowry faces three charges relating to a date in October 2003 and involves the income tax  for the 2002 period.

The other charges relates to a date in 2007 and involves the 2006 tax period.

Mr Lowry said he intends to contest the allegations raised by Revenue.