Fitzwilton bids to block Mahon inquiry into Burke payment

More legal challenges to the Mahon Tribunal.

Fitzwilton will launch a legal bid in the High Court tomorrow to block the Mahon Tribunal from holding any public hearings into a £30,000 payment by the company to Ray Burke for Fianna Fail Funds.

Mr John Gordon, SC, counsel for Fitzwilton, told Mr Justice Barry White today that the application would “go to the heart of the Tribunal’s entitlement to have public hearings at all” relating to the Fitzwilton payment.

He said that should he succeed in obtaining leave of the court to challenge the Tribunal’s right to hold public hearings he would be asking the court to impose a stay on the hearings which the Tribunal had scheduled to start on September 28th.