One of the country’s leading property developers, Owen O’Callaghan was “aware of and actively engaged in” facilitating corrupt payments of almost £120,000 to politicians over a three-year period in the early 1990s, according to the Mahon Tribunal.
Fri, 23 Mar, 2012
PROPERTY developer Owen O’Callaghan yesterday denied that his “doodling” on accounting documents linked £80,000 he paid to lobbyist Frank Dunlop to local elections and a key Dublin County Council vote in favour of a major planning project.
Sat, 12 Jul, 2008
SENIOR Allied Irish Bank manager Michael O’Farrell told the Mahon Tribunal yesterday he had no recollection of Cork-based developer Owen O’Callaghan announcing at a board meeting that he had it from “the horse’s mouth” a rival shopping centre would get no tax breaks.
Fri, 18 Apr, 2008
BUSINESSMAN Tom Gilmartin assured senior AIB bankers he had high-level Fianna Fáil government contacts when he successfully applied for a IR£8.5 million short-term loan to get his ambitious west Dublin Quarryvale project under way, the tribunal heard yesterday.
Wed, 02 Apr, 2008
PROPERTY developer Owen O’Callaghan paid Frank Dunlop’s legal fees of £364,000 when the lobbyist — who had a secret “war chest” in the region of £470,000 — said he wouldn’t be able to meet continuing bills, the Mahon Tribunal heard yesterday.
Fri, 18 Jan, 2008
PROPERTY developer Owen O’Callaghan funded Fianna Fáil councillor Sean Gilbride when he took leave of absence from a teaching job to work full-time on the businessman’s Quarryvale project in west Dublin, it was alleged at the Mahon Tribunal yesterday.
Thu, 01 Nov, 2007