Monday 18 December 2017

Elaine Byrne: Investors' loss of faith in us is bad for business here

Inaction on the tribunals sends the dangerous message that nothing has changed, writes Elaine Byrne

'HE'S guilty of nothing; he's guilty of creating jobs" -- so said Denis O'Brien's legal adviser on RTE's Prime Time on Thursday night.

The Moriarty tribunal must be so irritating for Denis. It just won't go away. He's a busy man. There are queens, taoiseachs and former American presidents to see. It is in the national interest that he just gets bloody well on with it. This is an economic crisis. There are jobs to create. Who cares about tribunals? Accountability can be so inconvenient.

As Paul Meagher said on Prime Time, if Denis "happens to show up at the opening/closing of the stock exchange, that's a good thing for Ireland".

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