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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanieFitz View Post
    ah but ...... we have Trappatoni

    Just wondering, but is the Malteser going end up being to FG, as Seanie Fitz was to FF ???

    FG are suddenly looking as if they have a lot of explaining to do !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanieFitz View Post
    admire Denis O'Brien?????? are you joking or just trying to wind us up?

    i am afraid to say what i really think of that businessman, proud irishman, benefactor of the irish soccer team for fear he will sue me or the owner of this site.

    admiration for how he does business says a lot about what are acceptable business practices in Ireland
    I wouldn't have posted if I didn't admire his success. He has also contributed greatly to the funding of the very successful Special Olympics and continues to be a benefactor of Frontline ....a human rights organisation.

    If Denis O'Brien won a €1 Scratch Card on the Lotto, there'd be pages on P.ie and the media speculating on some sort of conspiracy or dodgy dealing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKELLY View Post
    The government, which owns Anglo Irish Bank/IBRC, wrote off a debt of €110 Million, to allow Denis O' Brien to acquire Siteserv.

    Siteserv is the major contractor to Bord Gais and installs gas meters and services gas boilers for Bord Gais.

    Two weeks after Denis O' Brien bought Siteserv for €45 Million, the government announced that Bord Gais would be in charge of implementing domestic water meters.

    One of Siteservs "key competencies" is the installation of water meters. Civil Engineering

    The cost of the water meters would be spread over a 20 year period by means of a "standing charge" of €40 per household.
    A few questions arise:

    1. Did Anglo or the government or IBRC write off the debt? I presume you mean IBRC;

    2. Is this publicly available information?;

    3. Did Denis O'Brien buy Siteserv or did a company buy it? If it was a company, how much of the company does he own?; and

    4. Has anybody shed any light on why the awarding of this contract was not subject to a tendering process?
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    Quote Originally Posted by filter View Post
    I wouldn't have posted if I didn't admire his success. He has also contributed greatly to the funding of the very successful Special Olympics and continues to be a benefactor of Frontline ....a human rights organisation.

    If Denis O'Brien won a €1 Scratch Card on the Lotto, there'd be pages on P.ie and the media speculating on some sort of conspiracy or dodgy dealing!
    What is your opinion of the Moriarty tribunal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoutingIsLeadership View Post
    A few questions arise:

    1. Did Anglo or the government or IBRC write off the debt? I presume you mean IBRC;
    Under the deal, shareholders, including the current management team, would share €5 million, while the State-owned Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, which is managing the Anglo run-down, would get just €40 million of its €150 million debt.
    Questions remain over O'Brien's Siteserv deal - The Irish Times - Mon, Apr 09, 2012
    2. Is this publicly available information?;

    Infrastructure support services group Siteserv has announced it has been selected, through its subsidiary Sierra Communications, as the preferred bidder for Bord Gáis Home Energy’s 'Provision of Appliance Servicing, Boiler Installation and Related Services' contract.

    Both parties will now enter into a period of contractual negotiations and a further announcement is expected to be made in the first quarter of 2010.
    The contract has an estimated value of €50m over the three-year term and has a potential to extend to a further two years, Siteserv said.
    Siteserv is a holding company for businesses including RoanKabin, Sierra Support Services, Holgate Infrastructure & Motorway Services and Rentafence.
    Siteserv preferred bidder for Bord Gis contract - Leadership - Leadership | Ireland's online business and management news service - Businessandleadership.com

    3. Did Denis O'Brien buy Siteserv or did a company buy it? If it was a company, how much of the company does he own?; and

    ....acquisition of Siteserv by the Denis O'Brien controlled Isle of Man-registered Millington...
    Questions remain over O'Brien's Siteserv deal - The Irish Times - Mon, Apr 09, 2012
    4. Has anybody shed any light on why the awarding of this contract was not subject to a tendering process?

    dont know anything beyond the above
    suffice to say its all in the public domain IBRC and Alan Dukes and Noonan HAVE QUESTIONS TO ANSWER OVER THIS
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    Surprised FG haven`t appointed him to the Senate

    ( any news on whether FF returned the £50,000 they received from Denis )
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammer View Post
    Surprised FG haven`t appointed him to the Senate

    ( any news on whether FF returned the £50,000 they received from Denis )
    You do of course mean Tom Gilmartin!!!

    freudian slip Hammer?!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKELLY View Post
    suffice to say its all in the public domain IBRC and Alan Dukes and Noonan HAVE QUESTIONS TO ANSWER OVER THIS
    So, a Denis O'Brien-controlled company bought a company in an industry in which he has no real investment history, and in the process IBRC took a loss of €110 million, even though there appear to have been other bidders who were prepared to pay more.

    Then, within weeks, the government had announced that a subsidiary of the company an O'Brien-controlled company bought, had been awarded the contract, without tender, for the provision of Appliance Servicing, Boiler Installation and Related Services?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoutingIsLeadership View Post

    Then, within weeks, the government had announced that a subsidiary of the company an O'Brien-controlled company bought, had been awarded the contract, without tender, for the provision of Appliance Servicing, Boiler Installation and Related Services?
    Siteserv preferred bidder for Bord Gis contract - Leadership - Leadership | Ireland's online business and management news service - Businessandleadership.com
    is dated 2009
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKELLY View Post
    You do of course mean Tom Gilmartin!!!

    freudian slip Hammer?!!
    No, FF the hypocrit party also received £50,000 from Denis as did the PDs !!!!
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