Lobbyist Frank Dunlop made corrupt payments to councillors for the rezoning of land at Carrickmines in south Dublin, according to the final chapter in the Mahon Tribunal report published today.
Wed, 31 Jul, 2013
WE don’t do corruption in this country.
Sat, 27 Jul, 2013
A former political lobbyist has told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court that he made cash payments to county councillors to secure their votes for the rezoning of land.
Fri, 05 Jul, 2013
Thu, 04 Jul, 2013
Judge Alan Mahon’s verdict on corruption in Irish politics could not be more damning — it was deep rooted, rampant, and permeated every level.
Fri, 23 Mar, 2012
The Mahon Tribunal has withheld publication of one section of its groundbreaking report on planning corruption as several councillors and a businessman are facing an upcoming criminal trial on related matters.
Judge Alan Mahon’s verdict on corruption in politics couldn’t be more damning – it was deep rooted, rampant and permeated every level.
Thu, 22 Mar, 2012
A notorious appearance on 'The Late Late Show' was the beginning of the end for Padraig Flynn.
FOUR former Fianna Fáil councillors and businessman Jim Kennedy are to face a criminal trial on charges of planning corruption related to the rezoning of lands in Carrickmines, Co Dublin, during the 1990s.
Sat, 23 Oct, 2010
FORMER government press secretary Frank Dunlop has been given 18 months in prison and fined €30,000 for making corrupt payments to politicians over the rezoning of land at Carrickmines in south Dublin during the 1990s.
Wed, 27 May, 2009
Former Government press secretary Frank Dunlop will be sentenced today for five counts of corruption.
Mon, 18 May, 2009
Former Government press secretary and lobbyist Frank Dunlop has pleaded guilty to bribing Dublin County Councillors to vote in favour of a land deal in the 90s.
Fri, 16 Jan, 2009
Former government press secretary and lobbyist Frank Dunlop appeared at Dublin District Court this afternoon to face 16 charges of corruption.
Fri, 21 Nov, 2008
THE Mahon Tribunal heard yesterday about a businessman who believed he quit a property company in the mid-1990s only to find he was still listed as a director six years later.
Tue, 23 Sep, 2008
A GARDA investigation ordered by former Environment Minister Michael Smith into alleged planning corruption in the Dublin area in the early 1990s drew a blank, the Mahon Tribunal heard yesterday.
Thu, 17 Jan, 2008
FORMER Fine Gael senator Liam T Cosgrave yesterday claimed the Mahon Planning Tribunal was “protecting” Frank Dunlop, whom he called a “perjuring parrot”.
Wed, 22 Nov, 2006
A DUBLIN businessman said yesterday it was “coincidence” that he and two associates failed to tell the Mahon Planning Tribunal about Ciaran Haughey’s involvement in their airfreight warehousing project.
Sat, 07 Oct, 2006
A TEMPERATE and frugal lifestyle may explain the late Fianna Fáil councillor Cyril Gallagher’s substantial funds, the Mahon planning tribunal heard yesterday.
Fri, 31 Mar, 2006
HOUSEBUILDER Joe Moran yesterday disclosed to the Mahon planning tribunal how he paid €20,000 in 2002 to Fine Gael county councillor Anne Devitt, who helped him get public road access to his lands.
Thu, 30 Mar, 2006
FORMER lobbyist Frank Dunlop has denied he’s protecting senior politicians and that he has evidence of corruption in tax designation schemes.
Sat, 25 Mar, 2006
FORMER lobbyist Frank Dunlop has linked one of the country’s best known businessmen, Joe Moran, with allegations of planning corruption over the rezoning of lands near Swords, Co Dublin, in the early 1990s.
Fri, 24 Mar, 2006
FORMER political lobbyist Frank Dunlop has told the Mahon Tribunal he gave a total of £18,000 (€22,855) in bribes to the late Fianna Fáil councillor, Cyril Gallagher, during the early 1990s.
Fri, 17 Mar, 2006
TWO former Fine Gael ministers have admitted they gave wrong information to an internal party inquiry established to examine payments to politicians three years ago.
Sat, 08 Nov, 2003
LAWYERS for the Planning Tribunal have claimed a £10,000 cash payment by a well-known businessman to Frank Dunlop in 1993 had none of the hallmarks of “a legitimate, professional transaction”.
Wed, 05 Nov, 2003
FRANK Dunlop claims he paid Fianna Fáil TD GV Wright £2,000 to help rezone agricultural land which later sold for millions.
Wed, 22 Oct, 2003
A SOLICITOR admitted yesterday that he had failed to respond to direct questions about the ownership of lands at the centre of planning corruption allegations when initially asked by the Planning Tribunal three years ago.
Fri, 17 Oct, 2003
POLITICIANS accused of planning corruption by political lobbyist Frank Dunlop are finally set to make their first appearance at the Flood Tribunal this week.
Mon, 31 Mar, 2003
POLITICAL lobbyist Frank Dunlop felt obliged to pay £15,000 to councillors who had voted in favour of rezoning his client’s property in 1992, despite the fact the rezoning motion was defeated.
Fri, 20 Dec, 2002
FORMER Government Press Secretary, Frank Dunlop has claimed Liam Lawlor played a central role in efforts to bribe politicians to support a controversial planning issue in 1992.
Wed, 18 Dec, 2002
ATTEMPTS by landowners to get property rezoned by Dublin Co Council were rarely successful without the assistance of local politicians, the Flood Tribunal heard yesterday.
Fri, 29 Nov, 2002
FRANK Dunlop has told the Flood Tribunal he paid a total of £30,000 to nine past and present councillors in Dublin in return for their votes on controversial rezoning motions relating to lands in south Dublin during the 1990s.
Fri, 22 Nov, 2002
EVIDENCE heard at the Flood Tribunal yesterday suggests that former Fine Gael TD Liam Cosgrave may have received up to £19,000 in seven separate payments from Frank Dunlop.
A number of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael councillors have sought legal representation at this morning's sitting of the Flood Tribunal.
Wed, 30 Oct, 2002
THE identity of councillors named by Frank Dunlop as having taken money in return for votes on a controversial South Dublin rezoning project may become publicly known today when the Flood Tribunal resumes hearings.
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