Kennedy refuses to co-operate with Flood Tribunal

The Flood Tribunal has heard that businessmen Jim Kennedy has refused to return to Dublin to give evidence at the inquiry.

The Flood Tribunal has heard that businessmen Jim Kennedy has refused to return to Dublin to give evidence at the inquiry.

The Tribunal heard earlier today that Mr Kennedy gave political lobbyist Frank Dunlop £25,000 in 1991 to pay councillors to vote in favour of rezoning land in Carrickmines, Co Dublin, owned by the mysterious company Jackson Way.

Mr Kennedy was also accused of promising Mr Dunlop a £100,000 'success fee' and a further £250,000 in bonuses if the required land was rezoned.

The Flood Tribunal wrote to Mr Kennedy asking him to attend its public sittings, but in response, the businessmen, who now lives in Gibraltar, said he is in ill health, has renounced his Irish citizenship and has no intention of co-operating with the inquiry into alleged planning corruption.

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