Tim Collins played a key role in Bertie Ahern’s financial affairs, including his annual fundraising dinners. THE MAHON tribunal report draws specific attention to the closeness of the corrupt lobbyist Frank Dunlop to the Fianna Fáil party, to former taoiseach Bertie Ahern and to one of his closest associates, Tim Collins. Collins played a key role in Ahern’s financial affairs, including his annual fundraising dinners, and ownership of his St Luke’s base in Drumcondra, Dublin. He was never a member of the party but did play a role in controlling money raised during election campaigns in Ahern’s Dublin Central constituency.
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