When business, politics, law and the media collide
After a series of attacks on Moriarty's findings, Denis O'Brien may have to put up or shut up, says Jody Corcoran
THROUGHOUT the past 10 to 20 years, there has been much legislative reform in what we might call the area of "ethics", primarily at the interface where business meets politics.
As a consequence, depending on whether they are in power or not, politicians tend to point to these reforms, in effect, to say that it will never happen again.
They have been saying that for a decade now, almost two in fact: what happened in the past, the argument goes, will not happen again, because we have legislated to ensure that it will not.