Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The former government press secretary Frank Dunlop was today jailed for two years and fined €30,000 for corruption after bribing councillors to re-zone land around Dublin for lucrative development deals.
Judge Frank O’Donnell said the public interest required a custodial sentence for Dunlop but he suspended the final six months of the jail term.
Dunlop (62) kissed his wife and hugged his daughter before being led away from Dublin Central Criminal Court by prison officers, and is expected to be taken to Mountjoy later today.
The Irish Times
Posted by Southofdub at 10:07 AM
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Some call him Patient Zero: the virus that infected the world financial system was transmitted from a genteel square near Harrods. If you wait patiently in Knights-bridge you will see him, and he appears not to be a risk-taking type. He puts on his red crash helmet and cycles greenly off across the city, politely declining to comment on global calamities. This does not look like a person waiting at the curtains for the arrival of the FBI.
Can one man in London really be to blame for the collapse of capitalism?
The Sunday Times
Posted by Southofdub at 4:04 AM