The decision by US billionaire and philanthropist Chuck Feeney to withdraw funding from Frank Connolly's Centre for Public Inquiry (CPI) followed several meetings with senior members of the government, in which serious questions were raised about the former journalist.
Feeney's organisation Atlantic Philanthropies, which had pledged to fund the CPI to the tune of €4 million, had already decided to pull its support before Minister for Justice Michael McDowell claimed Connolly had travelled to Colombia...
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