Flood to complete opening statement today

The Flood Tribunal will today complete the opening statement of its latest phase investigating rezoning decisions made by Dublin councillors.

The Flood Tribunal will today complete the opening statement of its latest phase investigating rezoning decisions made by Dublin councillors.

The Tribunal is currently attempting to establish who exactly benefited from the rezoning of land in Carrickmines, Co Dublin, owned by the mysterious Jackson Way company.

Today, Tribunal lawyers will reveal the final details of what will be addressed during the coming phase of the investigation.

Last week, the Tribunal heard that councillors Liam Cosgrave, Tony Fox, John O'Halloran and Colm McGrath were given substantial sums of money by lobbyist Frank Dunlop.

The councillors have denied that the money they received was for rezoning votes.

Mr Dunlop, who is expected to take the witness stand towards the end of next week, will tell the Tribunal that amusement arcade owner Jim Kennedy gave him £25,000 to distribute among certain councillors in return for votes.

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