Burke to return to Flood Tribunal

Former government minister Ray Burke will return to the witness stand at the Flood Tribunal later today to face further questions about a controversial land deal in Co Dublin in 1985.

Former government minister Ray Burke will return to the witness stand at the Flood Tribunal later today to face further questions about a controversial land deal in Co Dublin in 1985.

Earlier this year, property developer Tom Brennan denied that Mr Burke had any involvement in proposals to sell land in Sandyford to Dun Laoghaire Corporation.

However, in conversations which were secretly recorded by a solicitor in 1985, Mr Brennan’s business partner, Joe McGowan, said Ray Burke actually supported the deal.

Tribunal lawyers are also expected to question Mr Burke about a mysterious bank account he opened in London in December 1993.

The account was opened in the Bruton Street branch of Allied Irish Banks with a deposit of £15,000.

However, it was closed six days later with a zero balance.

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