Flanagan 'greatly disturbed' over protection money

Dublin City Council has begun an investigation into the payment of protection money to two violent criminals so council houses could be built in West Dublin in 2016 and 2017 |

9.10.2019

Dublin City Council has begun an investigation into the payment of protection money to two violent criminals so council houses could be built in West Dublin in 2016 and 2017 |

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said he's 'greatly disturbed' at reports that officials from Dublin City Council were aware and recommended that protection money be paid to two criminals so council houses could be built in west Dublin.

Yesterday the High Court heard that Officials from Dublin City Council were aware and recommended that protection money be paid to two violent criminals so that council houses could be built in west Dublin in 2016 and 2017.

A CAB officer told the court that council officials told the builders that the two men were "providing security" and "making sure there were no problems" at the sites.

"I look forward to receiving further reports on this issue and I trust that if there are any criminal investigations that they would continue apace for and on behalf of the Garda Síochána and other agencies involved."

"If these claims are accurate I cannot condone this activity", he said.

Read more: RTÉ News

Oh good, insp. Frank Drebin is on the case 😳. This is an absolute joke. The State paying protection money to known criminals. Heads have to roll here. Don’t know why shock being expressed about this. Ask any building contractor in Limerick about it. The council is involved with these types of people you can tell just by looking at what families are allocated houses before anyone else and wherever they like. And I mean every member of the large extented family. Corruptcouncil noshame

Gives a whole new meaning to the term 'Development Charges' on planning conditions. Lots of brave keyboard warriors, lets see how you react when faced with violent criminals. Is anyone shocked 😳 city councillors ? Arms crossed, self protection - he already knew. Anyone surprised at this level of collusion with criminal figures are choosing to live in fantasy land.

Cowards countryboy606 Dublin city council knew of the agreed payments in 2016, its a bit rich that that have no comment or statement in late 2019. The money was additional to the contract and needed high level sign off.

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