John Rogers, the former Attorney General, who lives at Crewbawne in Slane, was part of a group of home owners in Dublin city centre who were to benefit from a €1.65m pay off from a developer to a residents association in return for withdrawing an objection to An Bord Pleanála according to todays Sunday Independent.

Rogers address and Eircode is where an objection to the initial application to the Slane by pass originated.

It was not the sole objection to the by pass.

The Independent article quotes William Finnie of the Creighton Street Residents Association as saying, ‘ Mr Rogers acquired his house when we were in negotiations with the developer and he took no part in those negotiations or settlement and he was not aware of the planning history.’

Rogers himself told the Independent he had no direct personal knowledge of their enquiry.

According to Finnie the developer Quinlan and Associates did not fulfil all of their part of the agreement.