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DE­NIS O’BRIEN: THE STORY SO FAR, 9PM, RTÉ2

Irish Daily Mail - - Television -

RTÉ’s David Mur­phy charts the rise of De­nis O’Brien (pic­tured) to be­come the rich­est na­tive­born Ir­ish­man in the world and a controversial fig­ure. The pro­gramme prom­ises to give a fas­ci­nat­ing in­sight into the bil­lion­aire’s rise to power, from trav­el­ling sales­man to the launch of telecoms group Esat and the award of the sec­ond mo­bile phone li­cence. It in­cludes an in­ter­view with former min­is­ter of com­mu­ni­ca­tions Michael Lowry in which he re­jects the find­ings of the tri­bunal which ac­cused him of ‘se­cur­ing’ the li­cence for O’Brien. The story takes us right up to the present and O’Brien’s own­er­ship of telecoms group Dig­i­cel, with 14 mil­lion cus­tomers in the Caribbean.

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