A former press officer of the government has been jailed for 18 months for corruption.
Frank Dunlop was also fined 30,000 Euros after admitting bribing councillors to re-designate land around Dublin for development in the 1990s.
Dunlop, 62, of Dunboyne, County Meath, had admitted five counts of corruption.
He admitted making payments of between 1,000 and 3,000 Irish pounds to politicians to rezone land for lucrative development deals.
Dunlop also admitted he was given cash on behalf of landowners in 1992 and 1997, and in return bribes were paid to induce politicians to vote in favour of zoning 108 acres at Carrickmines, south Dublin, for industrial and residential use.
At Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, Judge O’Donnell sentenced Dunlop to two years’ jail with the last six months suspended.
Dunlop is a former officer of Fianna Fail and press officer of government.
This explains why he got off so litely, surely having benefited by his corruption (i.e. crime)
The CAB should have being called in and he should have being stripped of all his assets
We are still waiting to see what politicians are going to go to Jail.
On that note, why are the developers not brought before the courts and their assets stripped from them???
Most of the councillors and politicians are still in positions of power!
Nothing has really changed;
The golden circle is still intact!
Just like the Anglo Irish Bank Golden circle!