Vindication for bid’s ‘bad loser’

One of the people involved in the Persona bid for the mobile licence says he is shocked by the Moriarty report, and recalls how he was treated by politicians at the time, writes Gavin Daly

26th March, 2011

After 15 years of being called bad losers, Tony Boyle and Michael McGinley, who were among the unsuccessful bidders for the second mobile phone licence, are preparing for their day in court.

Boyle and McGinley formed the Persona consortium to bid for the licence in 1995 with Motorola, ESB Telecoms and Unisource. According to the Moriarty Tribunal report, Persona ranked first under some scoring models used in the licence process, but lost out to Esat Digifone...

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