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Empire builder vs FG leading lady

Published 18/11/2012 | 05:00

The developer whose companies owe a billion to Nama was resolute on the stand in his defamation case, writes Ronald Quinlan

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MICHAEL O'Flynn's suit was simple and his shoes were sensible. Granted, his gold wrist watch was rather nice, but if truth be told, his timepiece paled alongside the bulk of the Breitlings being sported by the barristers down at the High Court last week.

Sitting on the bench at the back of courtroom No 12 with his winter-weight Bugatti trenchcoat draped across the well-worn briefcase beside him, the Cork developer cut a distinctly ordinary figure as he waited patiently for his opportunity to take to the stand to give evidence in his claim for defamation against Minister for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton.

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