Statements & Rulings

24th September 1998

The Tribunal Resumed On Thursday 24th September as Follows:CHAIRMAN ( MR. JUSTICE MORIARTY): The primary purpose of this morning's second public sitting of the tribunal, as indicated in the advertisement notifying its sitting, is to indicate pursuant to the recent judgment of the Supreme Court affecting the tribunal, the current interpretation on the part of...

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5th November 1998

THE TRIBUNAL COMMENCED AS FOLLOWS ON THURSDAY, 5TH NOVEMBER 1998 AT 10:30AM: . CHAIRMAN: Ladies and gentlemen, the purpose of today's sitting of the Tribunal is a twofold one; first of all to deal with certain matters pertaining to the Terms of Reference of the Tribunal, a large amount of which was dealt with in...

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28th January 1999

RULING OF TRIBUNAL ON 28TH OF JANUARY 1999 ON APPLICATION BY MR.PAUL GARDINER BL ON BEHALF OF MR.CHARLES HAUGHEY . CHAIRMAN: Thank you, Mr. Gardiner. Whilst there may be applications that arise from time to time during the Tribunal hearings that necessitate my adjourning overnight to consider and rule on the matter, I am satisfied...

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2nd February 1999

FURTHER OUTLINE STATEMENT OF MR. JOHN COUGHLAN SC . MR. COUGHLAN: May it please you, Sir. Last week at the commencement of these public sittings I made an opening statement dealing at length with material and information which had been made available to the Tribunal. . On that occasion, I stated "In each discrete public...

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2nd March 1999

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON TUESDAY, 2ND MARCH 1999, AT 10:30AM. . FURTHER OUTLINE STATEMENT OF MR. JOHN COUGHLAN, SC: . MR. COUGHLAN: May it please you, Sir. At your direction, Sir, I propose to make a further outline statement dealing very briefly with the work the Tribunal proposes to do over these particular...

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18th May 1999

  THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED ON TUESDAY THE 18TH OF MAY 1999 AT 10.30AM OUTLINE STATEMENT OF MR JOHN COUGHLAN SC MR. COUGHLAN: This opening statement will endeavour to give an indication of the matters with which the Tribunal intends to deal at its public sittings commencing today. It is envisaged that these sittings will be...

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22nd June 1999

  THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON TUESDAY, 22ND JUNE 1999 AT 10:30AM: . MR. COUGHLAN: May it please you, Sir. I am now going to give a further outline statement at your direction, Sir. . The evidence with which the Tribunal would be dealing during these sittings concerns, in the first instance, Mr. Michael...

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30th June 1999

STATEMENT OF MR JUSTICE MORIARTY 30th June 1999 Before any evidence is taken today I need to refer certain to media reports concerning my holding certain shares in Cement Roadstone Holdings. After the conclusion of yesterday's Sittings of the Tribunal I was informed by my Registrar that she had been approached by a Journalist from...

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8th July 1999

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON THURSDAY, 8TH JULY 1999 AT 10:30AM: . MR. HEALY: You recall, Sir, that in the course of the Tribunal's opening statement made on the 22nd June 1999, reference was made in a general way, but only in a general way, to some of the matters with which the Tribunal...

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14th July 1999

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON WEDNESDAY, 14TH JULY, 1999 AT 10:30AM: . MR. COUGHLAN: May it please you, Sir. Before I commence this outline statement, I'd just like to say that we have been informed by Guinness & Mahon that they wish to ask some questions of Mr. Doyle, who gave evidence yesterday, and...

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6th October 1999

THE HEARING RESUMED ON THE 6TH OF OCTOBER, 1999, AS FOLLOWS: . CHAIRMAN: Good morning. Mr. Coughlan? . MR. COUGHLAN: May it please you, sir. . At these resumed public sittings of the Tribunal a number of areas will be examined in the context, mainly, of Terms of Reference A, B and C. Firstly, the...

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15th October 1999 – Morning

THE HEARING RESUMED ON THE 15TH OF OCTOBER, 1999, AS FOLLOWS: . CHAIRMAN: Good morning everyone. Mr. Healy? . MR. HEALY: Yes, Sir. As you know Sir, for practical reasons which couldn't be overcome, it wasn't possible to refer to the evidence of the next few witnesses in the Tribunal's last opening statement which was...

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15th October 1999 – Afternoon

THE HEARING RESUMED AS FOLLOWS AFTER LUNCH: . CHAIRMAN: Good afternoon. . Before resuming Ms. Foy's testimony, am I correct in thinking Mr. Clarke may wish to raise some brief matters? . MR. CLARKE: Yes, Sir. I have two matters I wish to raise. The second, to which I will come in a moment, is...

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30th November 1999

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON TUESDAY, 30TH NOVEMBER 1999 AT 10:30AM: . CHAIRMAN: Good morning. . MR. COUGHLAN: May it please you, Sir. These public sittings will be held in two main stages -- the first stage with deal with the following four matters: The first one is the operation of a bill-paying service...

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27th January 2000 – Morning

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON THURSDAY, 27TH JANUARY 2000 AT 11:15AM: . CHAIRMAN: Good morning. Ladies and gentlemen, may I fist of all state my sincere apologies for the significantly late start this morning which I do not intend to be a feature of further new year sittings but some exceptional matters of a...

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27th January 2000 – Afternoon

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS AT 1.55PM: . MR. COUGHLAN: Sir, before I continue with the outline statement, if I could just very briefly interpose a short witness for purely technical purposes. Ms Dominique Cleary please. . DOMINIQUE CLEARY, ALREADY SWORN, WAS EXAMINED AS FOLLOWS BY MR. COUGHLAN: . MR. COUGHLAN: Miss Cleary has already...

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7th March 2000

THE MORIARTY TRIBUNAL OF INQUIRY - 07 March 2000 . OPENING STATEMENT: MR. COUGHLAN: This portion of the Tribunal sittings will be concerned to a significant degree with evidence from Central Bank witnesses. The Tribunal has already heard evidence from the Central Bank witnesses in a number of earlier sittings. That evidence concerned exchange control...

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24th May 2000

THE HEARING RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON THE 24TH OF MAY, 2000: . MR. HEALY MADE AN OPENING STATEMENT AS FOLLOWS: MR. HEALY: In these sittings, Sir, the Tribunal plans to deal with two main classes of material. . Firstly, new material not dealt with, although perhaps mentioned in passing in evidence to date. This new...

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7th June 2000

MR. HEALY: Sir, you will recall when I made an opening statement last week I mentioned that the Tribunal proposed, as part of the revisiting of the some of the areas already mentioned, to go back to the Leader's Allowance Account and in particular the connection between funds raised for the purpose of discharging the...

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27th June 2000

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON TUESDAY, 27TH JUNE 2000, AT 10:30AM: . MR. COUGHLAN: May it please you, Sir. . In the Tribunal's last outline statement, it was indicated that after dealing with a number of matters concerning the operation of the Leader's Allowance Fund and one or two other topics, the Tribunal will...

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29th June 2000

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON THURSDAY, 29TH JUNE 2000, AT 11:00AM: . MR. COUGHLAN: May it please you, Sir. Before I call Mr. Ahern to give evidence, I would first of all just like to indicate, Sir, in the public interest, what the purpose of an outline or opening statement at a tribunal is....

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20th July 2000

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON THURSDAY, 20TH JULY 2000 AT 2:00PM: . MR. HEALY: The purpose of making an opening statement so soon after the last sitting, Sir, is to link this sittings and the last sittings mainly because, as you will be aware, the break in the sittings was due to a number...

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12th October 2000

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON THURSDAY, 12TH OCTOBER 2000 AT 10:30AM. . CHAIRMAN: This morning's hearing, ladies and gentlemen, will be confined to a brief statement from me in regard to a contingency that has arisen within the last day or so. Mr. McGonigal, senior counsel, has informed the Tribunal that in the light...

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31st October 2000

  THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON TUESDAY, 31ST OCTOBER, 2000, AT 10.30 A.M.: . CHAIRMAN: Before taking up today's evidence, ladies and gentlemen, which will be preceded by an Opening Statement from counsel in the usual manner, I should refer briefly to the matter that has arisen in recent times. . In these sittings,...

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6th November 2000

  THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON MONDAY 6TH NOVEMBER, 2000 AT 10.30AM: . MR. HEALY: At the commencement of these sittings last week, I mentioned that further evidence will be given concerning the relationship between the Central Bank and Guinness & Mahon. You will recall, Sir, that the Tribunal last touched on this relationship...

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4th December 2000

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON MONDAY, 4TH DECEMBER 2000 AT 10.30AM: . CHAIRMAN: Before counsel for the Tribunal opens the matters in relation to which evidence will be adduced at this week's sittings, I wish to refer briefly to the matter of the health of Mr. Charles Haughey. . On foot of the matters...

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7th December 2000

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON THURSDAY, 7TH DECEMBER, 2000 AT 11:00AM: . CHAIRMAN: I will now deal as briefly as possible, with the matters that have arisen in relation to the health of Mr. Charles J. Haughey as a witness before the Tribunal and will also allude to some additional matters. . It will...

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14th December 2000

CHAIRMAN: Thank you. I do not propose to defer this matter any further. Having regard to all aspects that have arisen in relation to it over a considerable number of weeks, it is clear that time is by no means an unimportant consideration and I propose to proceed to rule on it. . I have...

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18th December 2000

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON MONDAY, 18TH DECEMBER 2000 AT 11AM: . MR. HEALY: In these sittings, the Tribunal will, in the main, hear evidence connected with the Revenue Commissioners. This evidence will be given by a number of current and former officials of the Revenue. The Revenue Commissioners are mentioned in the Terms...

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21st December 2000

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED ON THURSDAY 21TH DECEMBER AS FOLLOWS: . MR. HEALY: I propose now, Sir, to make a very short opening statement dealing with two further matters which have to be mentioned in connection with the Revenue Commissioners and at these sittings in any case. . And those two matters are the following: ....

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09th February 2001

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON FRIDAY, 9TH FEBRUARY 2001, AT 11AM: . MR. HEALY: As in the last sittings, Sir, the Tribunal will once again be dealing with evidence connected with the Revenue Commissioners. At these sittings, evidence will be given, as at the last sittings, by a number of current and I think...

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16th March 2001

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON FRIDAY, 16TH MARCH 2001 AT 11:00AM: . OPENING STATEMENT WAS DELIVERED AS FOLLOWS BY MR HEALY: . MR. HEALY: When the Tribunal sittings were last adjourned, evidence had been given by a number of witnesses from the Revenue Commissioners in connection with the relationship between Mr. Charles Haughey and...

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21st March 2001

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON WEDNESDAY, 21ST MARCH 2001 AT 10.30AM: . MR. HEALY: As I think I mentioned last week, a lot of the material the Tribunal is dealing with is live material or concerns live issues or live controversies, between, in this case, Mr. Lowry; and, in the last case, Mr. Haughey...

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22nd May 2001

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON TUESDAY, 22ND MAY 2001 AT 11AM: . CHAIRMAN: Counsel for the Tribunal will shortly take up his Opening Statement in relation to the two matters concerned in this phase of public sittings, that is, firstly, the reading of the evidence of Mr. Charles Haughey on deposition, together with some...

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14th June 2001

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON THURSDAY, 14TH JUNE 2001 AT 2.10PM: . MR. HEALY: You will recall, Sir, that you mentioned, I think yesterday, that the Tribunal would make a further Opening Statement today in connection with some of the material which has come to hand over the past few days, and which may...

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19th June 2001

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON TUESDAY, 19TH JUNE, 2001 AT 11AM: . MR. COONEY: Mr. Chairman, before you take up the main business of today's hearing, could I apply to you for very limited representation and I do so on behalf of Ms. Catherine O'Brien, the wife of Mr. Denis O'Brien. What I have...

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12th October 2001

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON FRIDAY, 12TH OCTOBER, 2001 AT 10.30AM . MR. HEALY: Sir, with the exception of a few witnesses who will be dealing with aspects of the Terms of Reference concerned with Mr. Haughey, the evidence to be led at these sittings will take up where the Tribunal adjourned last July....

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29th July 2002

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON MONDAY, 29TH JULY, 2002 AT 11.00AM . OPENING STATEMENT WAS THEN DELIVERED BY MR. HEALY: . MR. HEALY: Sir, when the Tribunal resumed its opening sittings on the 22nd May, 2001, the Opening Statement dealt with aspects of the Terms of Reference which concerned both Mr. Haughey and Michael...

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30th July 2002

MORIARTY TRIBUNAL - DAY 155 THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON TUESDAY, 30TH JULY, 2002 AT 11AM . CHAIRMAN: I had indicated, ladies and gentlemen, that before taking up the evidence of the two witnesses to be heard today, I would make a limited number of further remarks regarding the intended further course of the...

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3rd December 2002

MORIARTY TRIBUNAL - DAY 156 THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON TUESDAY, 3RD DECEMBER, 2002 AT 11AM . OPENING STATEMENT BY MR. COUGHLAN: . When the Tribunal resumed its sittings on the 29th July, 2002, you, Sir, stated: . "Subject to finalising appropriate procedures with the legal representatives of certain interested persons, the Tribunal has...

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4th December 2002

MORIARTY TRIBUNAL - DAY 157 THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON TUESDAY, 4TH DECEMBER, 2002 AT 11AM . CONTINUATION OF OPENING STATEMENT BY MR. COUGHLAN: . MR. COUGHLAN: On the 2nd June 1995, a meeting took place in Brussels between departmental officials and officials of DG IV of the Commission. The departmental officials pointed out...

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5th December 2002

MORIARTY TRIBUNAL - DAY 158 THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON THURSDAY, 5TH DECEMBER, 2002 AT 11AM . CONTINUATION OF OPENING STATEMENT BY MR. COUGHLAN: . MR. COUGHLAN: The ninth meeting of the GSM Project . Group took place on the 4th September, 1995. In attendance were Mr. Martin Brennan, Mr. Fintan Towey, Ms. Maev...

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6th December 2002

MORIARTY TRIBUNAL - DAY 159 THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON FRIDAY, 6TH DECEMBER, 2002 AT 11AM . CONTINUATION OF OPENING STATEMENT BY MR. COUGHLAN: . MR. COUGHLAN: Mr. Sean Fitzgerald, who was an Assistant Secretary in the Department at the time, has told the Tribunal that he was informed by Mr. Martin Brennan in...

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10th December 2002

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON TUESDAY, 10TH DECEMBER, 2002 AT 12.00 NOON. CONTINUATION OF OPENING STATEMENT BY MR. COUGHLAN: . CHAIRMAN: In view of the late start required by some internal matters, we'll sit until twenty past one, then resume at half past two until half four. . MR. COUGHLAN: I wish to make...

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11th December 2002

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON WEDNESDAY, 11TH DECEMBER, 2002 AT 11AM. CONTINUATION OF OPENING STATEMENT BY MR. COUGHLAN: . MR. COUGHLAN: Yesterday evening I indicated that I would return to the question of information and memoranda supplied to the Tribunal by Andersen Management International and in particular, by Mr. Michael Andersen. . I should...

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12th December 2003 – Morning

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON THURSDAY, 12TH DECEMBER, 2002 AT 11AM. CONTINUATION OF OPENING STATEMENT BY MR. COUGHLAN: . MR. COUGHLAN: Now, Sir, I finished yesterday by making reference to a debate in the Dail on the 30th April, 1996, and I said I would return to it. There was also a debate in...

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12th December 2003 – Afternoon

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS AFTER LUNCH: . MR. COUGHLAN: Between 13 May 1995 and Thursday 16 May 1995, when the second GSM licence was issued to Esat Digifone, there appears to have been considerable activity within the Department, within the consortium, between the members of the consortium and between the consortium and the Department....

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28th January 2003 – Andersen Memorandum

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1st April 2003

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON TUESDAY, 1ST APRIL, 2003, AT 11AM: MS. O'BRIEN: May it please you, Sir. Just to let you know, Sir, and also for the benefit of all the persons that are assembled here. There will be a short delay in the commencement of the sittings this morning just to enable...

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11th July 2003

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON FRIDAY, 11TH JULY, 2003, AT 11AM: . OPENING STATEMENT BY MR. HEALY: . MR. HEALY: Sir, I think because the Tribunal is not necessarily moving on to something new, but moving on to something that perhaps was last mentioned some considerable time ago and is not a direct continuation...

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15th September 2004

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED AS FOLLOWS ON WEDNESDAY, 15TH SEPTEMBER, 2004 AT 11AM . CHAIRMAN: Since the period of deferral since the last public sittings in early April has been longer than expected, I think it is right that I should give some brief account of the general nature of the work of the Tribunal during...

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05th October 2004

THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED ON TUESDAY, 5TH OCTOBER, 2004 AT 11AM AS FOLLOWS: . CHAIRMAN: This morning's hearing will somewhat, to my regret, be a short one. It is being held for the purpose of explaining to persons present, and also to members of the public, the situation that has arisen whereby it is not feasible...

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14th June 2005 – Submissions Received

A number of written submissions were receieved on this date. You can download a copy of these documents below.

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RULING OF 29th SEPTEMBER, 2005

RULING OF MR. JUSTICE MICHAEL MORIARTY SOLE MEMBER OF TRIBUNAL OF INQUIRY                                                             29th September, 2005   1.            Caution:   1.1       In any ruling or response to any submissions in any Tribunal, no more than in any Court, there is always a danger that no matter what care is taken in the use...

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10th November 2005

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Opening Statement of Tribunal 16th December 2005

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Opening Statement 23rd March 2006

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4th April 2006

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Opening Statement 27th April 2006 – Glen Ding Issue

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28th February 2007

 

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Ruling dated 17th July 2007

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Ruling 8th November, 2007

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Ruling 7th December 2007

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Ruling of 20th March 2008

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Opening Statement 9th June, 2009

    1     1 THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED ON THE 9TH OF JUNE, 2009, AS FOLLOWS: 2 3 MS. O'BRIEN: Sir, the Tribunal is sitting on this occasion 4 to hear some limited further evidence from three witnesses 5 who were, at the time of the second GSM process, officials 6 of the Department

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Opening Statement 18th March 2010

  THE TRIBUNAL RESUMED ON THE 18TH MARCH 2010 AS FOLLOWS:   MR. HEALY:   It's not envisaged that a lengthy Opening Statement would be made in view of the fact that there are only two witnesses, but, at the same time, so as to put in context to some extent the evidence to be given...

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Revised Tribunal Ruling dated 24th March, 2010

    REVISED TRIBUNAL RULING DATED 24th MARCH 2010   RE: OPINION DATED 9TH MAY, 1996     1.                  This Ruling relates to an issue that has arisen in the course of the Tribunal’s inquiries, pursuant to paragraph (e) of its Terms of Reference, into the circumstances surrounding the grant of the second GSM mobile telecommunications...

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Opening Statement 26th October, 2010

OPENING STATEMENT:           2           3              MS. O'BRIEN:  Today, the Tribunal will commence hearing           4              evidence from Mr. Michael Andersen, the Managing Director           5              and lead consultant with Andersen Management International,           6              the Danish consultants engaged by the Department of           7              Communications to provide expert assistance in connection           8              with

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