Cosgrave gets community service

What he is guilty of:

Liam Cosgrave pleaded guilty to knowingly furnishing a falsified donation statement where he failed to declare that he had received any donation exceeding IR£500 between May 15th and December 31st, 1997.

What happened:

The judge heard that the subject matter of the offence before her was a £2,500 cheque received by Cosgrave from a Mr Dunlop. Cosgrave spoke to gardaa­ by appointment in relation to the matter on June 8th, 2004, following an investigation by the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

What was done in return for this ‘donation’?