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Liam Lawlor dies in moscow taxi crash.

category international | elections / politics | news report author Saturday October 22, 2005 19:19author by horses and plumes Report this post to the editors

"he might have been investigating ukranian real estate options"

As the FF party gather in Gleneagles to hear amongst others Willie O'Dea suggest that the left of ireland are silent on their past links to stalinist groups and generally all things russian, news has come that the former TD for West Dublin Liam Lawlor, Insult deleted who almost lost his seat to Workers Party Tomas Mc giolla in 1992) was killed when the mercedes taxi he sharing with an unknown Ukranian women was travelling from Moscow airport in crashed in the small hours of 22/x/2005.

The FF party has not clarified what the former TD was doing in Moscow, a ukranian women who was in the taxi with him is reported to have survived the accident in which the driver also died.

Mr Lawlor is survived by his wife and 4 children in Dublin.

Lawlor was thought by many to take the brunt for his peers in the "unity prosperity community" party FF for the Flood tribunal and as a result of his refusals to co-operate was imprisoned 3 times in 2002.

Thereafter he resigned his seat, having become in life almost as much an embarrasment to FF as he mignt yet prove in his poorly timed accidental death during their Ard Fheis.

background to the Lawlor scandals:-

his death :-


Liam Lawlor was born in October, 1945 in Dublin. He was educated at Synge Street CBS and the College of Technology. Before he entered politics he ran his own refrigeration company. In 1977 he was elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil TD. In 1981 he lost his seat, regeined it in February 1982, but lost it again in November 1982. Lawlor regained his Dáil seat again in 1987. That year he was appointed Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Commercial State-Sponsored Bodies. He resigned in 1989 due to his position as a director with a food company. In 1990 he was one of the first to speak out against the leadership style of Charles Haughey. This cost him dearly because in 1991 he lost his seat on Dublin City Council and in the 1992 general election he nearly lost his Dáil seat to Tomás MacGiolla.

Lawlor was the only local councillor who refused to go before the Flood Tribunal investigating planning irregularities in County Dublin. Since then he has admitted receiving sums of money from the lobbyist Frank Dunlop. After Fianna Fáil contucted its own internal investigation Lawlor resigned from the Party, however he continues to support the government in the Dáil. Lawlor has since appeared at the Tribunal on several occasions and was imprisoned in Mountjoy Prison for non-compliance with the investigation.

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Lawlor's accidental death & A return to the Flood Tribunal.     hearses and pens    Sat Oct 22, 2005 19:34 
   It is curious to see how     hmmm    Sat Oct 22, 2005 19:53 
   Martin Hynes     Martin Hynes    Sat Oct 22, 2005 19:57 
   of course.     shocked    Sat Oct 22, 2005 20:02 
   When do the dead deserve to be demonised?     R. Isible    Sat Oct 22, 2005 20:33 
   Mary O'Hara     Mary O'Hara    Sun Oct 23, 2005 01:08 
   May they all r.i.p. & the family must be distraught. Suffered enough.     boo!    Sun Oct 23, 2005 01:09 
   his funeral deserves at the least to be peaceful.     R. Isible    Sun Oct 23, 2005 02:32 
   mourning     observer2    Sun Oct 23, 2005 03:07 
 10   Oh No They Don't!     Inquisitive, no schadenfreude here    Sun Oct 23, 2005 05:02 
 11   will it not wait a month....     observer2    Sun Oct 23, 2005 05:16 
 12   No Accident     The squire    Sun Oct 23, 2005 05:23 
 13   ill of the dead     the fog    Sun Oct 23, 2005 13:22 
 14   Of course after the coroner's report     polyglot    Sun Oct 23, 2005 15:24 
 15   Guess what?     a very regular contributor to online news and sort of expert    Sun Oct 23, 2005 15:47 
 16   devil dog     FF voter    Sun Oct 23, 2005 15:55 
 17   Liam,s obituary by his boss Bertie.     John McDermott    Sun Oct 23, 2005 21:39 
 18   Lawlor and the westies     Badman    Mon Oct 24, 2005 01:49 
 19   Lurid gossip about Liam Lawlor,s demise     John McDermott    Mon Oct 24, 2005 06:38 
 20   THe independent say that the woman Julia, by name was an interpreter.     iosaf    Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:49 
 21   How The Moscow Times report the story "who was Julia?":-     moscow times    Mon Oct 24, 2005 11:48 
 22   The Sunday Independent - a dirty toe rag     Anti-Sindo Action    Mon Oct 24, 2005 16:15 
 23   actually no it won't.     y-u-l-i-a not j-u-l-i-a    Mon Oct 24, 2005 21:02 
 24   Unasked Questions     RJS    Tue Oct 25, 2005 00:39 
 25   Let's go through this very slowly.     yawn the author of the contentious piece.    Tue Oct 25, 2005 15:22 
 26   Editorial Clarification     Indymedia Ireland Editorial Group    Tue Oct 25, 2005 15:32 
 27   That's a load of crap     bollocks!    Tue Oct 25, 2005 15:39 
 28   Fucks sake     Joe    Tue Oct 25, 2005 16:58 
 29   Media Disgrace     Ben    Tue Oct 25, 2005 17:16 
 30   bollocks     Badman    Tue Oct 25, 2005 17:50 
 31   calm down     rob    Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:16 
 32   The point     Joe    Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:05 
 33   Actually...     rob    Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:35 
 34   Not sure what you mean by actually ...     Joe    Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:05 
 35   Are you serious???     rob    Wed Oct 26, 2005 13:47 
 36   Why not!     Joe    Wed Oct 26, 2005 13:58 
 37   Liam Lawlor     Nadia    Wed Oct 26, 2005 14:55 
 38   The Funeral of Liam Lawlor will be held tomorrow in Esker cemetary Lucan.     -    Wed Oct 26, 2005 15:03 
 39   Have Mr. Lawlor's family issued an apology?     R. Isible    Wed Oct 26, 2005 19:47 
 40   Has Ms Julia Kushnir issued writs?     iosaf    Wed Oct 26, 2005 21:28 
 41   Giving Prostitutes a Bad Name     RobbieS    Thu Oct 27, 2005 07:52 
 42   Press Council's work both ways.     -    Thu Oct 27, 2005 12:20 
 43   Help me out here.     :-)    Thu Oct 27, 2005 14:43 
 44   Proof of Liam's generosity     Paddy    Thu Oct 27, 2005 17:41 
 45   Larger than Life Liam Lawlor     gutterpress    Thu Oct 27, 2005 21:07 
 46   Liam Lawlor was carried into and out of the church in a flag draped coffin.     patriot    Fri Oct 28, 2005 11:37 
 47   Julia Kushnir (still 29) has started her legal actions against 6 newspapers.     -    Sat Jun 10, 2006 16:29 

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