Bruton refused to probe doubts over award of licence

Former taoiseach John Bruton refused to investigate concerns about the decision to award the state’s second mobile phone licence to Esat Digifone, insisting in 1996 that the process ‘‘was absolutely fair, objective and nondiscriminatory’’.

26th March, 2011
Bruton refused to probe doubts over award of licence
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Former taoiseach John Bruton refused to investigate concerns about the decision to award the state’s second mobile phone licence to Esat Digifone, insisting in 1996 that the process ‘‘was absolutely fair, objective and nondiscriminatory’’.

In a letter to one of the losing bidders for the licence, then-taoiseach Bruton said the government fully supported the decision taken by Michael Lowry, the then communications minister, to announce Esat Digifone as the winner.

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