Taxpayer will foot Moriarty bill for civil servants

The taxpayer will have to pay the full legal costs for senior civil servants who are expected to face criticism in the report of the Moriarty Tribunal next month.

20th February, 2010

The taxpayer will have to pay the full legal costs for senior civil servants who are expected to face criticism in the report of the Moriarty Tribunal next month.

The serving and former public servants were key players in the competition run by the Department of Communications in the mid-1990s for the state’s second mobile phone licence, which was won by Denis O’Brien’s Esat Digifone consortium.

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