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    Richardson is in at the Tribunal tomorrow to face what could be some very interesting questioning. His role in providing seemingly false invoices to cover payments to Fianna Fail, and in the case of Padraic O'Connor, providing a false invoice covering a payment to FF which ended up with Ahern personally, seems a very questionable one indeed. He seems to have been the quasi-autonomous FF fundraiser, the exact legal position being unclear. So what does anyone know about Richardson and his links with FF and Ahern?...

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    Was it shown to be true that Richardson offered £100K to Liam Lawlor to act as a consultant on the Phoenix Park Casino project as claimed by Lawlor seven years ago?

    And what investigation has been done into Ahern's granting of tax designation to lands co-owned by Richardson and Frank Dunlop in 1994, Ahern claiming to be unaware of Richardson's role..?

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    Which lands ?
    Did Lawlor turn on DR

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    [quote="toxic avenger"]claimed by Lawlor seven years ago?
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    A more interesting thread would be Michael Wall.

    From what I've heard the chap has never had two pennies to rub together.

    His involvement in any of this is highly strange.
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    Interesting to see that RTE now put the reporting of Des Richardson at the Mahon tribunal under "Crime and Courts". I wonder do they think it falls more under the first rather than the second heading.

    Nice to see DR admitting that he got USD$ 10,000 (yes dollars) from British developer in an envelope during lunch in a Manchester hotel in April/May '94before the two men attended a football match at Old Trafford. Typical of the Drumcondra set, Mr Richardson said he did not realise the money was in dollars until he got back to Dublin. Mr Richardson said Mr Turner, who the tribunal heard was planning a big development in Ireland which was presumably a casino near the Phoenix Park.

    As previously discussed here and I think on the Village web-site, we now can see all the threads coming together. Dollars and Bertie's bagman.

    If my memory is correct, Michael Wall knows the good Mr. Turner.

    From the Mahon tribunal in September.
    Mr O'Neill: You have said in your opening statement and you repeated it now, that there was never any question of lodgement of dollars at any stage and you didn't deal in dollars and you didn't lodge dollars and you had nothing, nobody gave you sums of that type, is that correct?

    Mr Ahern: No, at no time did I receive from Michael Wall, or did I give Celia Larkin dollars. In all of the, in everyting that I have read since I see absolutely no reference to the fact that there is dollars.
    No need to have any doubt now about the USD$ 45,000.
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    Today Richardson was asked to explain the Euro Workforce invoice used to cover a £5K payment by Padraic O'Connor to the Drumcondra constituency expenses that instead found its way to Ahern personally. He denied it was a bogus invoice (which it clearly was) but couldn't explain it or the discrepancy between his explanation for how it ended up with Ahern and O'Connor's stated intention. The whole operation stinks.

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    Also from last September
    EvotingMachine0197 wrote:
    Maybe there is no casino because , in spite of Sonas getting planning permission, FF lost the election, so a change in The gambling Act was no longer on the cards.

    Maybe Michael Wall brought the $45K over on Dec 5th 94 in the suitcase. Larkin refused to say what currency it was. She never even looked in the bag when lodging it the next Monday morning.

    Mr. Wall's buddy is Norman Turner, the same guy who tried to bribe Tom Morrissey around the same time, over the same project, with roughly the same amount of money, £30,000

    Norman Turners buddy in Sonas was Mr. White, an old school friend of Aherns. What an incredible coincidence.

    Across the big sea is Ogden Corporation, once voted Americas worst board of directors in Fortune magazine. They like to build Casinos, and dams in places like India and such like. Probably not short of a few dollars either.

    Forget about OO'C and Quarryvale for a few minutes.
    Amazing how it is all coming together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stanley
    Which lands ?
    Did Lawlor turn on DR
    The Lawlor story:

    http://archives.tcm.ie/irishexaminer/20 ... age_14.htm

    The Dunlop story:

    http://www.independent.ie/national-news ... 14391.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by droghedasouth
    Also from last September
    EvotingMachine0197 wrote:
    Maybe there is no casino because , in spite of Sonas getting planning permission, FF lost the election, so a change in The gambling Act was no longer on the cards.

    Maybe Michael Wall brought the $45K over on Dec 5th 94 in the suitcase. Larkin refused to say what currency it was. She never even looked in the bag when lodging it the next Monday morning.

    Mr. Wall's buddy is Norman Turner, the same guy who tried to bribe Tom Morrissey around the same time, over the same project, with roughly the same amount of money, £30,000

    Norman Turners buddy in Sonas was Mr. White, an old school friend of Aherns. What an incredible coincidence.

    Across the big sea is Ogden Corporation, once voted Americas worst board of directors in Fortune magazine. They like to build Casinos, and dams in places like India and such like. Probably not short of a few dollars either.

    Forget about OO'C and Quarryvale for a few minutes.
    Amazing how it is all coming together.
    FF opposed the casino, according to Austin Curry, only after the level of local hostility became clear and it became a too-hot potato. Prior to that they were fully supportive, including Ahern, and when it got planning Cowen was at the celebrations. See the Lawlor link posted above..

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