A Cork property developer has told the High Court that Junior Minister Lucinda Creighton refused to issue an open public apology after he complained about comments she made about him while discussing poor standards in public life.
Michael O'Flynn is suing the Fine Gael TD for damages arising from a speech she gave to the Magill Summer School in Glenties in July 2010 denouncing "cute hoor" politics.
In a follow up interview on RTE radio she criticicised his attendance, as a Nama developer, at a golf fundraiser for the party at the K club a few days earlier.
He also claims she made defamatory comments about him to The Irish Times.
The minister denies the claims.