Tom Gilmartin

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George Redmond in 2012. The tribunal paid €419,000 in legal fees to the recently deceased former planning official. File photograph: Collins Courts

The planning tribunal has generated almost €23 million in third-party legal fees over the past decade, including €8 million in the last two years, new(...)

Arrested by members of the Criminal Assets Bureau at Dublin Airport after flying in from the Isle of Man with a bag containing £300,000 in cash and bank drafts. Photograph: The Irish Times

I’ll never forget the time I saw George Redmond positively glowing. It was on a cold, wet day in the month of January during the grim 1980s, and he wa(...)

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some of the corruption findings made by the planning tribunal against former Fianna Fáil minister Ray Burke are being withdrawn.Tribunal chairma(...)

 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(...)

 The remains of Thomas Gilmartin being carried for burial following the funeral Mass at St Michael’s Church, Urris, Co Donegal, yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

He was the man the men in charge could not bury. Yesterday, with love and pride, his family laid him to rest. For Tom Gilmartin had done the State som(...)

Tom Gilmartin: described by his family as “a truly honest, honourable and courageous man”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Tom Gilmartin, whose evidence to the tribunal of inquiry into corruption in the planning process was damaging to some senior politicians has died. Mr (...)

Tom Gilmartin photographed leaving the Mahon Tribunal at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The death has taken place of the businessman Tom Gilmartin, whose testimony to the Planning Tribunal in Dublin Castle about alleged political corrupti(...)

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(...)