Filling a blank
Credit to Vincent Browne: on what would otherwise be the silly season, and apparently on his holliers, he has been stirring the pot in his feud with Denis O’Brien via his column in the Irish Times (also on politico.ie). Today’s salvo is mostly devoted to DOB’s role at Independent Newspapers, but VB leaves out a tantalizing detail. One incident in his account relates to events discussed on Prime Time on 26 October 2010 (one has to figure out this date from a couple of sentences in VB’s article). The event in question — not explained by VB — was the Moriarty Tribunal’s decision to retain a certain eminent Senior Counsel to question exactly one witness (see about 25 minutes in). That eminent Senior Counsel was Michael McDowell, who wrote recently about an unnamed friend who had been threatened with legal action over statements made about Denis O’Brien — that friend being Vincent Browne. So anyway, enjoy the look back at the Prime Time episode (an unrelated poignant detail from the same episode being the focus on Brian Lenihan RIP). There’s lots left in this story!