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    Default Re: Jim Mansfields Citywest group goes into liquidation.

    How the heck did the City West lands, in the middle of nowhere, get zoned, anyway ?

    https://www.fiannafail.ie/presidenti...tywest-dublin/
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    Default Re: Jim Mansfields Citywest group goes into liquidation.

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    haha

    His Citywest hotel was the venue for the annual Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis, high-profile GAA functions and even hosted a family wedding for former Garda Commissioner Pat Byrne.

    Also a big retirement party when the Provos were been stood down. From memory the event was called Tír Grá (love of the Country) and many of them were presented with a sculpture or a copy of a sculpture by Robert Ballagh.

    Here is a report of the event announcement: http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/s...ion-46018.html

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    I remember when a drug shipment was discovered on Mr Mansfield plane being piloted by Mr Mansfields pilot and bound for Mr Mansfields private airport. The very first RTE news report contained words to the effect "there is no suspicion that Mr Mansfield was involved".

    I remember this because it prompted one of my rants. If there was Cocaine discovered in my Taxi would we be so readily absolved said I to my long suffering better half.

    Here are some links to articles about the affair, complete with references to someone only known as "the auld fella" who was behind the operation and was never identified.



    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/man-g...drugs-1.758236

    http://www.rte.ie/news/2009/1008/122725-kinsellaj/

    Here is Jim Mansfield responding to rumors via an article by the one and only Niamh Horan. Also a picture of Jim Mansfield Junior with the late model Katy French who tragically died of a cocaine overdose:

    http://www.independent.ie/business/i...-26472012.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by eamo View Post
    Also a big retirement party when the Provos were been stood down. From memory the event was called Tír Grá (love of the Country) and many of them were presented with a sculpture or a copy of a sculpture by Robert Ballagh.

    Here is a report of the event announcement: http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/s...ion-46018.html

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    I remember when a drug shipment was discovered on Mr Mansfield plane being piloted by Mr Mansfields pilot and bound for Mr Mansfields private airport. The very first RTE news report contained words to the effect "there is no suspicion that Mr Mansfield was involved".

    I remember this because it prompted one of my rants. If there was Cocaine discovered in my Taxi would we be so readily absolved said I to my long suffering better half.

    Here are some links to articles about the affair, complete with references to someone only known as "the auld fella" who was behind the operation and was never identified.



    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/man-g...drugs-1.758236

    http://www.rte.ie/news/2009/1008/122725-kinsellaj/

    Here is Jim Mansfield responding to rumors via an article by the one and only Niamh Horan. Also a picture of Jim Mansfield Junior with the late model Katy French who tragically died of a cocaine overdose:

    http://www.independent.ie/business/i...-26472012.html
    Heartbreaking.

    Few things I hate more than people who push drugs into working class communities.
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    Default Re: Jim Mansfields Citywest group goes into liquidation.

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    Heartbreaking.

    Few things I hate more than people who push drugs into working class communities.
    +100%

    In that Weston airport bound shipment there was a large amount of both Heroin and Cocaine. No way would the Heroin end up with the upper class party set. No Sir! That would be sent into working class communities. The Cocaine was for the upper class and to entice beautiful young women into their orbit.

    We know that there was (maybe still is) a cocaine problem in RTE. The tragic death of Gerry Ryan bears witness to that. Could that be a reason why they were so eager to exonerate Jim Mansfield and why hard questions were not asked?

    Quote Originally Posted by pluralist
    Close to three years after the sad passing of Jim Mansfield, no-one has published a biography of this legendary businessman, neither have I heard that anyone is planning to do.

    How strange, one would have thought that such an esteemed 'Prince of the Nation' would merit a biography, even in these times of struggling print media.
    Indeed pluralist, most curious. Sometimes they don't even wait until the great man is dead before telling us how lucky we were to live in the same time as him.
    Michael Smurfit's autobiography "A Life Worth Living" (ONLY 25Euro) is one example.

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    Default Re: Jim Mansfields Citywest group goes into liquidation.

    Quote Originally Posted by eamo View Post
    We know that there was (maybe still is) a cocaine problem in RTE. The tragic death of Gerry Ryan bears witness to that. Could that be a reason why they were so eager to exonerate Jim Mansfield and why hard questions were not asked?
    It was well known in circles that he socialised in and in RTE/entertainment circles that Ryan was a heavy cocaine user from years back.
    "If you go far enough to either extreme of the political spectrum, Communist or fascist, you'll find hard-eyed men with guns who believe that anybody who doesn't think as they do should be incarcerated or exterminated. " - Jim Garrison, Former DA, New Orleans.

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    Default Re: Jim Mansfields Citywest group goes into liquidation.

    "If you go far enough to either extreme of the political spectrum, Communist or fascist, you'll find hard-eyed men with guns who believe that anybody who doesn't think as they do should be incarcerated or exterminated. " - Jim Garrison, Former DA, New Orleans.

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