Liam Lawlor

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“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(...)

Willie O’Donnell, service attendant at Dublin Castle, wheels out the transcripts from the final day of the Mahon Tribunal at the castle in October 2008.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Given Ireland’s notoriously weak laws on white-collar crime, it was probably inevitable that the Director of Public Prosecutions would withdraw corrup(...)

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(...)

Frank Dunlop (65) agreed with Michael O’Higgins, SC, defending James Kennedy, that he had told “big lies about important matters” at the Flood tribunal in April 2000 but insisted he was now telling the truth to the jury. Photograph:  Collins Courts

Former political lobbyist Frank Dunlop agreed he told “big lies about important matters” when he gave evidence to a tribunal 13 years ago - but told t(...)

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