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Property developer ‘shocked’ at radio interview by Lucinda Creighton, court hears

Property developer ‘shocked’ at radio interview by Lucinda Creighton, court hears - property developer - Ireland

PROPERTY developer Michael O'Flynn told the High Court today of his shock when he heard a radio interview two years ago in which a Fine Gael TD referred to him when talking about low standards in public life.

Mr O'Flynn (55) said he had never done anything in his life to bring down standards anywhere and to this day he was took exception to the remarks made by now Minister for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton.

He was giving evidence on the first day of his defamation action for damages against the Minister arising out of a speech she gave to the MacGill Summer School on July 20, 2010, on the subject of "Standards in Public Life and Accountability" in which she said, among other things, that there can be no room in FG for "cute-hoor politics".

She also said FG in government must be "much more than Fianna Fail light" and cannot condemn FF for entertaining developers in the Galway Races tent while on the other hand extending the "biscuit tin for contributions from high profile developers who are beholden to NAMA".

Mr O'Flynn says in an interview she gave the same day to RTE Radio's News at One, she then went on to mention the fact that he had supported an FG fundraising golf classic a few days earlier in the K Club when he was one of the top ten indebted developers to NAMA.


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