Last week a thread on Politics.ie referred to a front page story in the Sunday Independent that mentioned the presence of a number of organisations and individuals at a Fine Gael fundraiser two weeks ago (the thread was titled: http://www.politics.ie/media/133955-...anna-fail.html).
On page 3 of tomorrow's Sunday Independent the paper has issued a clarification about the primary target of the article, namely O'Flynn Construction.
I understand that solicitors for Michael O'Flynn have corresponded with the Sunday Independent which has resulted in this clarification being published.We have also been asked to clarify that the transfer to Nama of some of the loans of the O'Flynn Group was of matter of law that was decided by the Oireachtas, that the decision to transfer did not involve Mr O'Flynn, that any loans due to Mr O'Flynn or any company of which he is a director continue to fall due and that no taxpayers monies have gone to him or to any such company.
Part of clarificaion by The Sunday Independent
I've also established through reliable sources that O'Flynn's solicitors have corresponded with Lucinda Creighton herself as a result of her remarks this week which were a direct result of the Sunday Independent article. Earlier this week Lucinda Creighton criticised her own party for accepting the donation from O'Flynn, when asked by Gavin Jennings on Radio 1 should the party give it back, she said yes. (http://www.politics.ie/fine-gael/134...-politics.html)
Meanwhile the Sunday Business Post's AOB column says that Arthur Cox did not sponsor the event (which is what the Sindo is said to have reported). Fine Gael told the SBPost that it was a "clerical error".