PICK OF THE DAY
DENIS O’BRIEN: THE STORY SO FAR, 9PM, RTÉ2
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.