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We must rely on Moriarty's record, one of thoroughness and reflection

Evidence ground out at the Moriarty tribunal may appear boring, but in the face of guerilla attacks by Denis O'Brien and Michael Lowry, we must remember that it will reveal the truth, says Gene Kerrigan

Published 21/03/2010 | 05:00

FRANKLY, if it wasn't for the occasional lawyerly tantrum, the Moriarty Tribunal would put you to sleep. I counted about 20 lawyers sitting before Judge Moriarty. Each one who rose to speak displayed the sedative qualities of a kilo of Mogadon.

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We could conclude that the tribunal is primarily about lawyers earning easy money, but we'd be kidding ourselves. Michael Moriarty is doing serious work. But, God, those highly paid lawyers can surely bore like a Black & Decker.

Last week, the tribunal came back for two days to question two witnesses. The end was surely nigh.

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