Feargus Flood

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Many people were appalled when a Supreme Court decision caused findings of planning corruption and obstruction against powerful individuals to be set (...)

 Former minister for justice  Ray Burke  at the Mahon Tribunal at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Only some of the corruption findings made by the planning tribunal against former Fianna Fáil minister Ray Burke are being withdrawn.Tribunal chairma(...)

Bertie Ahern arriving at the Mahon Tribunal in Dublin Castle on September 20th, 2007. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

The planning tribunal has withdrawn its second interim report so that some, though not all, of the corruption findings against former Fianna Fáil mini(...)

 Mr Justice Feargus  Flood, first chairman  of the  planning tribunal. In 2002, ordinary citizens queued around the block when  Mr Justice  Flood published his damning report on the payments made to former Fianna Fáil minister Ray Burke. Photograph: Alan Betson

The planning tribunal, in its heyday, was box office. For years, nightly news led with the latest from Dublin Castle, where the public gallery was reg(...)

Former minister for finance, the late Brian Lenihan: “The minister is concerned about the huge and ongoing costs of the various tribunals. He is particularly concerned that the duration of the tribunals means that the costs will be ongoing for some time to come,” a secret memo from 2008 states. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Halting the tribunals to save money and taxing child benefit within six months were considered by former minister for finance Brian Lenihan in secret(...)

George Redmond outside the planning tribunal in Dublin Castle in 1999.

The planning tribunal has withdrawn its report on George Redmond after the former assistant Dublin city and county manager won his case overturning co(...)

Judge Alan Mahon: chaired planning tribunal from 2003-2012. Photograph: Frank Miller

The judge who led the planning tribunal is to be promoted to the Court of Appeal after the Cabinet filled seven key judicial vacancies. Circuit Court(...)

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