IDA pushes for Connect Ireland to quantify disputed claims

In long-running legal battle, Terry Clune firm alleges state agency denied it credit for bringing new jobs to Ireland

Terry Clune, who set up Connect Ireland, said the company wished to re-enter mediation

A company which alleges that the IDA sought to stymie its influence has refused to quantify its legal claim despite being repeatedly requested to do so, the state agency has claimed.

The IDA has accused Connect Ireland of attempting to “sideline” a long-running arbitration process by providing “misleading and inaccurate” information to the media.

The row involves explosive allegations, including that an IDA executive “lied” about meeting a foreign investor so that the agency could ...