FF and FG councillors seek Flood representation

A number of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael councillors have sought legal representation at this morning's sitting of the Flood Tribunal.

A number of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael councillors have sought legal representation at this morning's sitting of the Flood Tribunal.

The inquiry resumed public hearings today to allow applications for legal representation from people due to give evidence in the near future.

Among those seeking such representation were Fine Gael's Liam Cosgrave and Fianna Fail's Tony Fox, Don Lydon and Lawrence Butler.

Representation was also sought for the late Cyril Gallagher, a former Fianna Fail chairman of Fingal County Council, and lobbyist Frank Dunlop, who is due to name politicians who allegedly accepted bribes in return for planning favours.

The Flood Tribunal's next phase will focus mainly on the rezoning of land in Carrickmines in south Dublin in the 1990s.

Most of this land was owned by Paisley Park Investments, an offshore company, before being transferred to the mysterious Jackson Way Properties.

Both firms have been linked to allegations that money was paid to councillors in Dublin in return for their votes on rezoning applications.

The Flood Tribunal has been trying for several years to uncover the names of the beneficial owners of Jackson Way, who have taken court proceedings to keep their identities concealed.

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