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.