Government papers: Planners kept file on man who later lent money to Iris Robinson’s then lover

Fred Fraser

Fred Fraser

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The property developer who five years ago lent £25,000 to Iris Robinson to give to her then lover, was in such frequent contact with senior planners in the early 1980s that a file was created to record the contacts.

Fred Fraser, who died just weeks after the financial arrangement with Mrs Robinson, was for decades one of Northern Ireland’s biggest house builders.

Mr Fraser further came to wider public prominence when it emerged in 2010 that Mrs Robinson and her husband, First Minister Peter Robinson, had for £5 bought from Mr Fraser a strip of land allowing the development of part of their back garden for almost £460,000.


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