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    "Confidence"


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    Two men of the moment, Sean Quinn and Denis O'Brien...

    http://www.independent.ie/opinion/an...p-2124899.html

    Denis O達rien, the telecoms billionaire who declared himself a friend of FitzPatrick's, claimed last year that: 鄭nglo Irish would still be a plc if it wasn稚 for Sean Quinn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaddyJoe View Post
    Very interesting article on O'Brien. Its worth recalling that one of Seanie Fitzpatrick's sons works for Digicel. Also Fitzpatrick's daughter, Sarah, worked as a volunteer for Haven, O'Brien's Haiti charity.
    Very curious that the article didn't appear in the Irish edition. Or maybe not.
    O'Brien is currently being a social entrepreneur in Haiti where his company is involved in negotiations over a digital communications contract.

    There was something about it in the New York Times the other day- I doubt it appeared in the Irish media.

    Here we go ... Digicell is here to help you all with communications, precioussss.... yess... precious ....http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/07/bu...pagewanted=all

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    I see Broadsheet has an update on the DOB story today. It seems that his loans from Anglo to buy INM shares are a pretty closely guarded secret, at least in Ireland.
    The info doesn't appear in either Anglo Republic or The Fitzpatrick Tapes, according to the Broadsheet lads.
    http://www.broadsheet.ie/2012/01/17/...brien-story-2/

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaddyJoe View Post
    I see Broadsheet has an update on the DOB story today. It seems that his loans from Anglo to buy INM shares are a pretty closely guarded secret, at least in Ireland.
    The info doesn't appear in either Anglo Republic or The Fitzpatrick Tapes, according to the Broadsheet lads.
    http://www.broadsheet.ie/2012/01/17/...brien-story-2/
    I think it's a bit pathetic that the Sunday Times didn't run the story in Ireland.

    And why did Frank Fitzgibbon say he did run it in Ireland? (I use @sheepdip1 for twitter):

    FrankSunTimes Frank Fitzgibbon
    @sheepdip1 it’s in FitzPatrick tapes, the divvy and losses were reported in Irish edit of ST

    sheepdip1 sheepdip1
    @FrankSunTimes "the divvy and losses were reported in Irish edit of ST" - I can't find this Frank, what page is it on? I've checked main+biz

    *no answer*

    https://twitter.com/#!/sheepdip1/sta...16667458961409
    So the excuse is that we already knew - which we didn't. And that they did run something - which they didn't, or at least I can't find it if they did. Or am I misunderstanding the lingo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bokonon View Post
    I think it's a bit pathetic that the Sunday Times didn't run the story in Ireland.

    And why did Frank Fitzgibbon say he did run it in Ireland? (I use @sheepdip1 for twitter):

    FrankSunTimes Frank Fitzgibbon
    @sheepdip1 it痴 in FitzPatrick tapes, the divvy and losses were reported in Irish edit of ST
    So the excuse is that we already knew - which we didn't. And that they did run something - which they didn't, or at least I can't find it if they did. Or am I misunderstanding the lingo?
    I can't find anything about it in the ST either.
    However the Aergo Capital dividend was reported in the Irish Times on the 6th December 2011 and the Digicel dividend on June 14th 2011.
    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...298863734.html
    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...308621455.html

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    Thanks for a great thread, all the bits are beginning to fit together. The Irish media are afraid of Denis and his lawyers and of course there is the Fine Gael connection. Denis pulled a rabbit out of the hat the day he was awarded the licence, by his own admission he was all but broke then so lets see what the next rabbit will be. Not surprised if he has lost a fortune, as my mother used to say -easy come, easy go.

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    Ah lads- he's busy helping the people of Haiti at the moment with their telecommunications infrastructure.

    He's a bit like Bono don't you know... he has experience of hundreds of countries like Mary Davis and he has a charity in Haiti, so he must be a bit like Bono.
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    Denis O'Brien and Jamaica:
    THE FAIR Trade Commission in Jamaica is taking legal action to try and reverse a government decision late last year to allow Denis O’Brien’s Digicel mobile phone company to acquire rival operator Claro.
    The commission believes the deal is anti-competitive and is seeking to have it overturned and a large fine imposed on Digicel.
    It filed its action with the supreme court in Jamaica last month and the case is due to be heard on January 31st.
    It has argued that the deal would likely result in higher prices for consumers and a slowdown in technological advancements.
    Digicel has dismissed the commission’s claims and has questioned its jurisdiction in the matter.
    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...310308031.html

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    Heh- Irish 'wealth creator' questions Jamaican Fair Trade Commission's jurisdiction over matters pertaining to Jamaica.

    Mind you with characters like O'Brien and his ilk they are primarily operating through offshore companies and will contend that no authorities other than secretive tax havens obedient to their money have jurisdiction over them.

    It is possible to draw a comparison between modern day 'wealth creators' and pirates of the 17th and 18th century. In fact, the closest thing to a free market between Europe and Africa is probably the Somali pirate operation off the coast of the latter.
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    Denis O'Brien spoke to Bloomberg at Davos today and made sure to wear the green jersey and give Enda a big wave.
    According to Denis the Irish banks are fixed but when asked whether he would invest in them I notice the only one he mentioned was Bank of Ireland.
    If I remember correctly he resigned from the BOI board in 2006
    Kathleen Barrington has an excellent piece here about whether O'Brien would have been precluded from sitting on a bank board if today's regulations were in place in 2000 when he was appointed.
    http://kathleenbarrington.blogspot.c...-bank-job.html

    Today's Bloomberg interview clip:
    http://www.bloomberg.com/video/85027294/

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    Did anyone ask him if he is bust?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaddyJoe View Post
    Kathleen Barrington has an excellent piece here
    sigh


    Speaking of green jerseys Elaine Byrne posted this earlier. Here's what Dinny said 2 months before Ajai arrived

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...nGU6dhY#t=112s

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    Sweet deal here for Denis. Not so good for the taxpayer though. I'd dearly like to know how much we(in the form of Anglo) have written off of the 150 million this company owed.
    Businessman Denis O’Brien has bought support services group Siteserv in a deal worth more than €45.4 million.
    In an announcement this morning, the company said its board had agreed to the sale of its business to acquisition vehicle Millington, which is controlled by Mr O’Brien.
    The sale price is far less than the group’s €150 million bank debt, as expected
    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...reaking10.html

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