John Rogers, the former attorney general, was back in the news last week. On the front page of the Irish Times he was quoted as having given a legal opinion that said part of the new Charties Bill may be unconstitutional.
The story caught my eye as I've been trying to get in contact with Rogers for about a month now without success. I was hoping to chat with the barrister about a story we'd published on Creighton Street residents accepting a 1.6m euro payment to withdraw an appeal against a Derek Quinlan development on Sir John Rogerson's Quay. I've written about this on the blog here too.
Rogers owns a house on Creighton Street and objected to the original planned development as you can see on the Dublin City Council planning website.
Was the former AG then part of the deal the residents made to withdraw their objection to An Bord Pleanala? Well he aint telling me! John Burns detailed some of the efforts we've made to contact Rogers in his Atticus column a couple of weeks back.