Cosgrave avoids jail over undeclared donation

It’s community service for Cosgrave:

A former leas-chathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann has been ordered by Judge Katherine Delahunt to perform 75 hours community service in lieu of a six months’ sentence for not declaring a £2,500 donation he received from lobbyist Frank Dunlop.

Liam Cosgrave (49), of Merrion Park, Blackrock pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to knowingly furnishing a falsified statement where he failed to declare that he had received any donation exceeding £500 between May 15th and December 31st, 1997.