BORDER LINES: DUBLIN: Dunlop tells tribunal of payment

Irish lobbyist Frank Dunlop has told the Flood Tribunal investigating payments to politicians that a councillor sought a bribe from him in return for supporting a planning application from one of Dunlop’s clients. Dunlop was hired by developer Owen O’Callaghan to lobby for a re-zoning of a proposed shopping centre site at Quarryvale. Between 1991 and 1993, he received pounds 175,000 for his services. Dunlop said the money was used for expenses and denied paying politicians, but admitted making contributions to political fundraisers.

Irish lobbyist Frank Dunlop has told the Flood Tribunal

investigating payments to politicians that a councillor sought a bribe

from him in return for supporting a planning application from one of

Dunlop’s clients. Dunlop was hired by developer Owen O’Callaghan to

lobby for a re-zoning of a proposed shopping centre site at Quarryvale.

Between 1991 and 1993, he received pounds 175,000 for his services.

Dunlop said the money was used for expenses and denied paying

politicians, but admitted making contributions to political fundraisers.



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