With just weeks to go before the London show, Gavin approached former PD minister Liz O’Donnell, telling her that the row had left him nearly ‘broken’ and that Ireland was about to be hugely embarrassed by the project’s no-show in Chelsea.
Miss O’Donnell went to Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney, a Cork TD. Then Transport Minister Leo Varadkar also intervened – and the council finally released the cash.
Gavin’s own design fee was €222,017 which includes a design fee of €120,000 for the first year, and then two more design fees of €50,049 for each of the following two years.
Is Feidir Linn.