Polish privatisation scandal drags CRH into the fray

Allegations of bribery by the building materials giant, CRH, in Poland may seem sensational by Irish standards, but they form just a small part of Poland's 'Orlengate' scandal.

2nd July, 2005

Allegations of bribery by the building materials giant, CRH, in Poland may seem sensational by Irish standards, but they form just a small part of Poland's 'Orlengate' scandal.

A parliamentary commission to investigate Orlengate has uncovered a bewildering story that makes Irish tribunals of inquiry look as unremarkable as a poor weather forecast. The central event took place in 2002 when the president of Poland's largest oil firm, Orlen, was arrested by the Polish equivalent...

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