Wednesday 21 February 2018

Moriarty Tribunal and its findings

THE truth is that it is unlikely there will ever be an entirely satisfactory resolution of the controversy over the awarding of the first national mobile phone licence -- either for those involved, or for the public, who have paid so much money to find the answers.

It might be thought that after 14 years, known expenditure of €40m, unquantifiable expenditure of much more than that, and a 2,000-page report, that the matter could finally be clarified. But that may not be the case.

The two people most involved, former minister Michael Lowry and businessman Denis O'Brien, flatly deny the accusations made by Mr Justice Moriarty in his mammoth report.

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