Frankly, it's all over

Frank Dunlop's heart problems brought down the Carrickmines corruption trial last week, all but ensuring that we will now never see a proper criminal investigation, writes Frank Connolly.

27th July, 2013
Frank Dunlop leaving the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court last Monday. Photo: Collins

The collapse of the Carrickmines rezoning corruption trial four days ago, due to the ill health of chief prosecution witness Frank Dunlop, has revived a series of unanswered questions which were raised by the conclusions of the Mahon tribunal in its final report over a year ago.

It has also raised the not unreasonable question as to why the state, through the Criminal Assets Bureau and the DPP, would proceed with a trial in the...

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