Dunne ducks out of D4 and heads west

Pretty good as it is.

NAMA lawyer: Dunne is obstructing probe - → independent.ie/irish-news/co … 10809.html

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Who really owns Walford?

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How, after all we have been through in the past few years, could Dublin CC grrant planning permission for a development around a private residence where he owners of that residence were’nt known and were hiding behind a Cypriot registered company.
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It appears to be owned by a company called Yesreb. The ownership of Yesreb is irrelevant to a planning application, and a red herring. When Google applies to build an office, nobody cares who owns Google. Same here.

I *think *I know who bought it.
If I’m right, then they grew up just a few metres away.

Yesreb backwards is Bersey. Sean Dunne previously had a company call Berland. Am I reading too much into this?

Aww Jesus man, this is going to get like those clues on 3-2-1.

Clearly we do care so it’s not the same. Have we right to care ? Yes of course. If you have to give your bloody PPS no. for water then why do you have to declare who the beneficial owners are in a planning application.

If you take a convicted criminal like Jim Mansfield (senior :laughing: ) he had a long track record ignoring planning conditions why should he get to hide behind off shore shell companies ?

You don’t have to give your PPS number :slight_smile:

However choosing this option means you pay for all water used i.e. no free allowance

We know who owns google…there’s a share register with names on it. There’s a CEO, a board etc.

This is a private residence in a residential area…

However in this case the planning application proved to be controversial and a group of residents objected. Dublin City Council approved, residents appealed, An Bord Pleanala upheld approval. The residents have no way of knowing whether any of the people involved in the approval of this development were beneficial owners, or related to beneficial owners of Yesreb. I think it would be interesting if the residents took cases against individual members of Dublin City Council and An Bord Pleanala asking them to prove that they had no beneficial interest.

If the state provides facilities (in this case planning approval) that is to the material benefit of individuals then it must be able to show that those providing the facilities have no connection to the beneficiaries - the only way for this to be shown is that we know who the beneficiaries (the owners of Walford) are. We had exactly the same issue with Carrickmines - as usual the state has failed to learn, to the cost of its citizens. As far as I am concerned I am at liberty to believe that someone in either Dublin City Cooncil or An Bord Pleanala has benefited from this decision.

Absolutely. Transparency has to be, eh, transparent!

Dunne to proceed with US bankruptcy action

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And then thinks better of it !

Another fine example of the keen analysis of the IT. Seanie is no longer trying to proceed with the US process, so this is obviously a massive win for NAMA … & then they include this quote in the same article

Now call me cynical; but I somehow imagine that this decision, is less about Dunne being scared of NAMA, & wanting to fess up to his debts; & more about a realization that proceeding in the US could well lead to a situation where “€700 million in debts”, isn’t as big a deal, as all those debts, plus 5 years inside a Federal Prison in the US, & being kicked out of the US at the end of the sentence, to return to Ireland, where he would also face criminal charges. :nin

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Expensive hide and seek

Isn’t he lucky that his wife is independently wealthy …

Does anybody actually know what Gayle’s contribution to the business was?

I have no idea but I find the “former gossip columnist” line frequently parroted by the Irish Times a bit snarky and misogynistic. She may not be a rocket scientist but it’s not like genius was a prerequisite for short term success in Irish property development.

she was the brains behind “D4 stores”

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you can say that again