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More Fine Gael Corruption - Denis O'Brien awarded 20 million euro contract to supply government with fuel

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Denis O'Brien owes his millions to the corruption of Fine Gael minister Michael Lowery, who awarded O'Brien the first private mobile license in the free state, for a reported under the counter payment of €100,000.  Even though O'Brien had no background in telecommunications. O'Brien then sold on the license to British Telecom for 250 million euro.  What a great businessman and entrepreneur!!!  Makes Al Capone look shoddy.  

 

But, now Denis is at it again.  He has been using his media monopoly in Ireland to support Fine Gael (without much effect it has to be said), but one good turn deserves another, and O'Brien's oil company, Topaz, has been awarded a nice fat contract to supply fuel to the government (though you'd nearly think they could buy it on the international market themselves at wholesale prices - though, if they did that, how could they reward their gombeen supporters?)

 

http://www.businessworld.ie/livenews.htm?a=3164247

 

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Just as an addendum to all of this.  O'Brien gave disgraced former Fianna Fáil leader and free state prime minister, Brian Cowen, a job on the board of Topaz.  Must be invaluable to have a man who can call in favours from every state department on your board.  This is yet another example of the revolving door system, where Ireland's wealthy look after each other, and use the state as their private money bag.  I somehow doubt that Cowen will be so generous with O'Brien's money as he was with the money of the free state taxpayers.

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