Liam Lawlor
Irish politician
Liam Lawlor
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Birthday
01 October 1945
Deceased
22 October 2005
home town
Crumlin, Dublin
Death Place
Moscow
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Political party
Fianna Fáil - The Republican Party
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Kilkenny v Waterford: Good win and still more in the tank - Kilkenny People
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Waterford – Clinton Hennessy, Darragh Fives, Liam Lawlor, Noel Connors, Tony Browne, Michael Walsh, Declan Prendergast, Kevin Moran, Shane O'Sullivan, Seamus Prendergast, Stephen Molumphy, Pauric Mahony, John Mullane, Shane Walsh, Eoin Kelly
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Battle stations: Where Kilkenny v Waterford will be won and lost - The Score
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After experimenting with Wayne Hutchinson and youngster Jerome Maher in the Munster Championship, Davy finally settled on Fourmilewater man Liam Lawlor for the quarter-final win against Galway. Alongside Darragh Fives and Noel Connors,
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Waterford and Kilkenny name unchanged line-ups… - Newstalk 106-108 fm
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Deise boss Davy Fitzgerald has kept faith with the same 15 that started their win over Galway in the last 8, with Liam Lawlor retained at full back, Kevin Moran and Shane O'Sullivan continuing their midfield partnership, while John Mullane is restored
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Team and fans must clear Deise hurdle before thinking of final - Kilkenny Advertiser
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Liam Lawlor is the latest to take up the challenge, in fairness he does look like a natural fullback; he may just be lacking championship experience. This is an area Kilkenny will be trying to exploit right from the start. There are several key duels
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Heartless hurlers crushed - Galway Bay FM
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Of even more concern was how little pressure Galway put on rival full-back Liam Lawlor, manning a sector in which Waterford have clearly struggled this season. Canning spent much of the game further back the field and the kind of low, fast ball into
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Waterford jump clear, Galway not at the races - Irish Times
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Moments later Iarla Tannian was hauled down a few yards from goal by Liam Lawlor. Canning fired the penalty low to the corner and Galway led 1-5 to 1-4. Within seconds, Mullane levelled. Then Shane Walsh had Waterford back in front after winning ... - -
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State failed to explain delay in charging Kennedy, court told - Irish Times
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Mr Hayden also argued his client was prejudiced by the fact many important witnesses who could have given evidence in the criminal proceedings, including the late former Fianna Fáil TD Liam Lawlor, are dead. Opposing the application, senior counsel
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Fighter jailed for biting off ear and hiding it in pants - Herald.ie
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Garda Lee Doyle told Roisin Lacey, prosecuting, that Liam Lawlor and two friends were walking home after a night out when there was some shouting exchanged between them and a group of youths on the opposite footpath. A fight then started
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Carroll makes a point - Dundalk Argus
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ST MOCHTAS: Conor Ryan; Gary Connolly, Colin Hoey, Paul Marron; Donal Gernon, Shane McMahon, Liam Lawlor; Gervaise Marron 0-1, Declan Byrne 0-6 (4fr); Liam McGranaghan 0-1, Gareth O'Reilly, Martin McGahon 0-1; Eamonn O'Neill 0-2, Glen O'Reilly,
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Davy's chronic back trouble - Irish Independent
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By last year, Fitzgerald had turned to Liam Lawlor to guard the pathway to goal and Lawlor played in all four championship games, including the two Munster finals against Cork when he was replaced by Jamie Nagle on both occasions
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TODAY'S FOOTBALL AND HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEWS Damian Lawlor - Irish Independent
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Liam Lawlor made good progress at number three last season, but he is overlooked in favour of Jerome Maher who featured earlier in the season but now makes a championship debut. All the talk, though, is that he will take up residence in the corner and
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Limerick send out warning to old guard - Irish Independent
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They'll be hoping to get Liam Lawlor back to increase his options in defence, while the loss of Richie Foley yesterday morning might also have unsettled his side. During the game, Davy was quick to remedy the problems Downes was causing by switching
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Kelly misses out on Waterford place - Setanta Sports Ireland
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Liam Lawlor will miss the game due to an ankle injury along with Eoin Murphy, who is recovering from a fractured skull. Rising star Bill O'Halloran has also been ruled out because of injury. Limerick manager Donal O'Grady has also named three
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Solicitor wins appeal on Mahon refusal - Irish Times
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A SOLICITOR has won his Supreme Court challenge to the Mahon planning tribunal's refusal to hear submissions from him before proceeding to inquire into land deals in Co Dublin in which he was allegedly involved with former Fianna Fáil TD Liam Lawlor
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Louth star sees red - Dundalk Argus
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ST MOCHTA'S: Conor Ryan; Paul Martin, Gary Connolly, Barry Mulholland; Donal Gernon, Philip Englishby, Liam Lawlor; Declan Byrne 0-3, Gervaise Marron 0-1; Liam McGranaghan, Martin McGahon 0-2, Sean Crawley 0-2; Ciaran Byrne 0-3, Eamonn O'Neill 0-1,
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Munster SHC preview: can anyone top Tipp? - The Score
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The loss of Liam Lawlor and Eoin Murphy to injury will be of concern to Fitzgerald as the Deise head into an intriguing clash with Donal O'Grady's reinvigorated Limerick. John Mullane remains the principal scoring threat up front and the De La Salle
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St Mochta's demolish Young Irelands in one-sided game - Dundalk Argus
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ST MOCHTAS: Conor Ryan; Barry Mulholland, Gary Connolly 0-1, Paul Marron; Liam Lawlor, Philip Englishby, Darren Gernon; Gervaise Marron 0-1, Declan Byrne 1-5; Liam McGranaghan, Martin McGahon 0-1, Sean Crawley 0-1; Eamonn O'Neill 1-4, Colin Hoey,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Liam Lawlor
1945
Born on October 1, 1945.
1974
In 1974, he unsuccessfully stood as a candidate in the local elections to Dublin County Council.
1977
At the 1977 general election he was elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin County West constituency.
1979
In 1979, he became a member of Dublin County Council.
1981
At the 1981 general election he lost his Dáil seat in what was now the constituency of Dublin West, regained it in February 1982, but lost it again in the November 1982 general election.
1987
Lawlor regained his Dáil seat again at the 1987 general election, and was appointed Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Commercial State-Sponsored Bodies.
1989
He resigned the position in 1989 due to his position as a non-executive director of Food Industries, a company that wished to acquire the Irish Sugar Company.
1991
In 1991 he lost his seat on Dublin City Council, and at the 1992 general election he nearly lost his Dáil seat to Tomás Mac Giolla of the Workers' Party.
It is widely believed that Mac Giolla was cheated by Fianna Fáil in the election; the emergence of information that the since disgraced and jailed George Redmond was one of the local government officials who conducted the election count has added weight to this view. Lawlor was one of a number of local councillors who were called as witnesses before the Mahon Tribunal investigating planning and payments in County Dublin. He admitted receiving sums of money from the lobbyist Frank Dunlop which he stated were political donations and not bribes. Lawlor was also a European member of the controversial private political group, the Trilateral Commission. In the light of allegations of planning corruption, Fianna Fáil established an internal committee on Standards in Public Life. The committee interviewed a number of party members, including Lawlor, but eventually found that Lawlor had failed to co-operate with it by not naming an individual who had furnished him with a donation.
2000
He resigned from the Fianna Fáil in 2000 following a finding by a party standards committee that he had failed to co-operate with its investigation into planning irregularities, and subsequently came into conflict with the Mahon Tribunal.
Lawlor was born in Dublin. He grew up in Crumlin and was educated at Synge Street CBS and the College of Technology, Bolton Street (now part of the Dublin Institute of Technology). In his youth he played hurling and was on the Dublin minor and the Leinster Railway Cup hurling teams. After college he went into the refrigeration business, running his own company.
On the eve of publication of the committee report in June 2000, Lawlor resigned from the party; however he continued to support the government in Dáil Éireann.
2002
He did not stand at the 2002 general election.
Lawlor appeared at the Flood Tribunal several times and was imprisoned on three occasions (in January 2001, January 2002 and February 2002, for a total of six weeks) in Mountjoy Prison for contempt of court arising from Orders of the High Court requiring him to co-operate with the tribunal. The final report of the Tribunal, eventually chaired by Justice Alan Mahon, was published on 22 March 2012.
On 7 February 2002 Lawlor was released from jail to make a Dáil appearance during which he ignored unprecedented all-party calls for his resignation.
In what the Irish Independent described as "one of the most sensational days in the House", Lawlor was released temporarily by the High Court to mount his own defence during an hour-long debate. Taken into Leinster House in a prison van, Lawlor sat alone at the rear of the Chamber while the five party leaders, in turn, called on him to step down. Instead Lawlor made an aggressive defence of his own position during a 20-minute speech while making no reference at all to the unprecedented joint motion. Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, who himself would subsequently be forced to resign over corruption allegations, said Lawlor had repeatedly let politics down and his position was untenable. Lawlor, he said, had been committed to prison three times and political life was "cheapened" by this. No vote was required as the decision to ask him to resign was unanimous. Lawlor was released by the High Court for about two hours on third day of his 28-day sentence for not co-operating with the Flood Tribunal. As the Dáil sat at 10.30am, Lawlor's legal advisers were petitioning the High Court to allow him make his own case to his fellow TDs. High Court president Justice Joseph Finnegan granted the request but laid down strict conditions on Lawlor's release, saying he was to be taken from Mountjoy to Leinster House, stay for the debate and then be returned to jail.
2005
Lawlor was killed on 22 October 2005, when the Mercedes-Benz car he was being driven in on the way from Sheremetyevo International Airport crashed into a concrete street light on the Leningrad Shosse, the main road between Saint Petersburg and Moscow, twenty-three kilometres from Moscow.
Lawlor had been travelling with Julia Kushnir, a Ukrainian legal assistant, aged 29, confirmed by the Lawlor family to be working as Lawlor's interpreter in Russia. She was injured in the crash that killed Lawlor. The driver, a Russian businessman, Ruslan Suliamanov, was fatally injured, when he swerved the car to avoid a man and a woman who ran out onto the road in front of it.
The funeral of Lawlor was held in Lucan on 26 October 2005.
The Russian police initially reported that the woman in Lawlor's car may have been a sixteen-year-old prostitute. The report was the lead in a number of Sunday newspapers. The Sunday Independent editor Aengus Fanning apologised to the Lawlor family for the report, following a public outcry on the reportage and condemnation of the publication from the National Union of Journalists. The Sunday Tribune, the Sunday World, The Observer, and a number of British tabloids also published the claim. The Observer initially refused to apologise for the error, but on the Tuesday following the accident, the newspaper issued a statement saying that "serious discrepancies" had arisen in the story it had published, and admitted that it had erred, removing the story from its website. The controversial nature of the coverage led to calls for a body to regulate and oversee standards in the Irish press similar to the Press Complaints Commission in the UK.
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