Hilary Fannin with Jim Kennedy of Atlantic Sea Kayaking taking part in a twilight trip at Reen Pier, Union Hall. Photograph: Emma Jervis

The stretch of coastline from the fishing village of Union Hall, on the west side of Glandore Harbour in Co Cork, to Ring Head, overlooking Clonakilty(...)

A culture of impunity

The findings of the Mahon tribunal, which concluded - on the basis of probability - that corrupt payments were made by Frank Dunlop to four councillor(...)

Solicitors representing John Caldwell stated in a letter to the tribunal dated January 31st, 2002, that Mr Caldwell “had now and did previously have what amounts in his opinion to an indirect beneficial interest” in the lands.

The ownership structure of 108 acres in Carrickmines was “complex and was designed at all material times s to conceal the ultimate personal beneficial(...)

Businessman Jim Kennedy will have to take legal action to collect a €12.86 million land compensation payment, sources have indicated

Businessman Jim Kennedy will have to take legal action to collect a €12.86 million land compensation payment after the planning tribunal found he wa(...)

“The shortcomings of our processes for investigating corruption are all too obvious today following the release of this chapter and last week’s collapse of the corruption trial because of the illness of former lobbyist Frank Dunlop.” Photograph: Collins Courts.

The publication yesterday of the “missing chapter” from the planning tribunal’s final report represents the final act of an inquiry that started 16 ye(...)

 Jim Kennedy: had denied giving Mr Dunlop £25,000 in 1991 to bribe councillors to vote in favour of rezoning land at Carrickmines

The Criminal Assets Bureau action against businessman Jim Kennedy is to proceed despite the criminal case against him having failed and the findings i(...)

Frank Dunlop arriving at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on Monday. Photograph: Collins Courts

A corruption trial against businessman Jim Kennedy, a councillor and two former councillors has collapsed.The Director of Public Prosecutions entered (...)

Former councillor Donal Lydon arriving at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court earlier this week. Photograph: Collins Courts.

The corruption trial of businessman Jim Kennedy and four county councillors has been adjourned until Monday at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.Judge Ma(...)

Frank Dunlop told the court today that he met Owen O’Callaghan in 1991 and agreed a fee of IR£1.8 million for lobbying work to secure the Quarryvale rezoning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former lobbyist Frank Dunlop has claimed developer Owen O’Callaghan was not aware of bribes paid to councillors for rezoning land at Quarryvale, whic(...)