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Old-school public servant dwarfs modern mandarins

Dealing with de Valera and Churchill was all in a day's work for a giant of the civil service, says John Paul McCarthy

Published 10/04/2011 | 05:00

We may never know with absolute certainty what exactly happened during the prelude to Esat-Digifone's mobile phone bid.

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But even so, the reaction to the Moriarty report shone a hard light on the mandarin mores that have saddled us with an unaffordable public sector pay bill.

Old hands from the Haughey era re-emerged recently, especially Padraig O hUiginn.

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