Monday September 21, 2020

Bradshaw: 'Coulson had a gun, and was pointing it at the state'

Lar Bradshaw, the former DDDA chief, wants a damning state report on the €426 million Glass Bottle site purchase to be corrected, writes Ian Kehoe.

6th July, 2013
Lar Bradshaw, the former chairman of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority. Photo: Tony O'Shea

Lar Bradshaw, the former chairman of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA), told Irish glass magnate Paul Coulson that his attempt to use a legal loophole to claim enhanced title over the Irish Glass Bottle site was akin to pointing a gun at the Irish state.

Bradshaw made the comment in 2005, when Coulson, head of the bottling giant Ardagh, invoked a legal loophole that ensured his firm was entitled to a significant payout if...

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