Sunday February 23, 2020

Supermac’s tycoon: I have been ‘blackmailed’ over planning process

McDonagh, whose business employs 2,500 people, said that in one case an individual attempted to extort a high six-figure sum from Supermac’s in exchange for retracting a negative submission from a planning file

2nd September, 2018

Pat McDonagh, the tycoon behind the Supermac’s fast food chain, has revealed that he has been blackmailed several times over planning applications, adding that a number of businesses had attempted to extort money from him in return for withdrawing planning applications.

Responding to the controversy over his proposed motorway plaza in Co Clare, the Galway businessman said that companies have tried to force him into supplier agreements or business arrangements in return for...

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