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The planning tribunal says it has withdrawn any criticism of Mr Richardson, a former Fianna Fáil fundraiser, for allegedly failing to identify the origin of £39,000 used to open an account held in the name of Roevin Ireland Ltd. Photograph: Frank Miller

The planning tribunal has corrected an error in its final report relating to businessman Des Richardson and his financial link(...)

Des Richardson: said the tribunal findings were “wholly erroneous” on the basis he was never asked during examination by tribunal counsel to account for the origin of funds in an account known as the Roevin account. Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne said she accepted there was a mistake in the tribunal findings relating to him, but it was up to the tribunal, not the court, to correct that. Photograph: Eric Luke

Businessman and former Fianna Fáil fundraiser Des Richardson has lost his High Court challenge to certain findings of the Mahon tribunal relat(...)