Roscommon-South Leitrim Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan purchased an apartment in Bankso, Bulgaria, in 2005 without knowing that fugitive solicitor Michael Lynn's property company was behind it. He bought the Bulgarian apartment from fellow Leitrim county councillor Gordon Hughes (FG), who was an agent for Lynn's property company KenDar. He said he did not blame his party colleague for what had happened. Deputy Feighan is owed €48,000 by Lynn
According to a Sunday newspaper, around 300 Irish investors handed over €5m to Lynn for Eastern European apartments. Around €3.8m of that sum was invested in Bulgaria. Mr Feighan said that he had received a promissory note (a pledge to repay the money) but didn't know if it was worth the paper it was written on. According to the latest register of TDs' interests, Mr Feighan lists 14 different land properties. Rather than floundering in dodgy deals with the Bulgars, Fine Gael's elected reps should surely be flying the flag for our ailing construction trade here at home.