Courageous Gilmartin revealed shocking web of corruption

The late developer told politicians they made the Mafia look like monks' when he was asked to make a deposit of IR£5 million, writes Frank Connolly.

24th November, 2013
Tom Gilmartin: It is surely likely that the ill treatment he endured over the years contributed to his premature departure from this life. Picture: Tony O'Shea

The death of Tom Gilmartin is not just a loss for his wife Vera, his children and grandchildren. It is a sad loss for the people of this country for whom he did an important service.

In late 1998, he agreed to cooperate with the year-old inquiry into planning corruption headed by Justice Feargus Flood. He did so reluctantly as he had no great wish to return from his home in Luton to Dublin where...

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