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.

Ian Kehoe - avatar

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...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!


What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Legacy Richie Oakley 1 year ago

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say

Legacy Leanna Byrne 5 years ago

More cycle routes, expansion of Luas to Bray and new bus network proposed

Legacy Digital Desk 5 years ago