Mahon Tribunal: The long road to uncovering the trail of bribes

The Sunday Business Post led the way with a series of reports that ultimately led to the setting up of the Flood Tribunal, writes Frank Connolly.

24th March, 2012
Mahon Tribunal: The long road to uncovering the trail of bribes
James Gogarty revealed how Burke was paid off by developers. Photo: Collins

As a journalist, I'd had an interest in Ray Burke since the mid-1980s, when I reported for Magill magazine on his involvement as a Fianna Fail county councillor in contentious rezonings in north Dublin.

There was also controversy surrounding his appointment of political associates to the planning appeals board when he was minister for the environment in the early 1980s.

When I met lawyers and environmentalists Michael Smith and Colm MacEochaidh in 1995, my...

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