Death of a fixer: how one man ruled Dublin planning

George Redmond damaged a generation of Dubliners with his greed

21st February, 2016
George Redmond crosses the River Liffey after leaving the Four Courts in Dublin in May 2008 Picture: Courtpix

George Redmond, who died last week aged 92, has left a myriad of stories in his wake. Mainly tales of greed, deception and his abuse of the extensive powers he enjoyed as the most powerful figure in Dublin planning for decades.

From the early 1970s, Redmond was the “go-to guy” in Dublin City and County Council when it came to planning permission and zoning, or sensitive information on water and road services. No developer or builder...

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