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A truly murky tale

Even if you accept claims that the judge inferred too much, the Moriarty Report paints a damning picture

26th March, 2011
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Even by the voluminous standards of tribunal reports, the report of Mr Justice Michael Moriarty into the awarding of the second mobile phone licence to Denis O’Brien’s Esat Digifone, published last week, was a mammoth undertaking.

At more than 2,000 pages, the report painstakingly evaluates the evidence presented to it over its eight years of inquiry, and presents its conclusions in a strikingly forthright way.

The tribunal judge rejects many of the...

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