How Was It For You?


Denis O’Brien; The Story So Far broadcast last night on RTÉ One

Last night.

Twitter reaction to RTÊ documentary, Denis O’Brien: The Story So Far.

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34 thoughts on “How Was It For You?

  1. Scundered

    the scenes summed up:

    Denis is good
    Denis is bad
    Denis is good
    Denis is bad
    Denis is good
    Denis is bad
    Ok you decide.


        1. catsiglierie

          Thanks Frilly.

          The Lowry and Clinton contributions at the end really stood out. Made for interesting viewing over the Cornflakes this morning.

          1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            I like Bill Clinton. Every now and then, though, you can just see those dollar signs shining in his eyes.

          2. catsiglierie

            Sure, Bill Clinton is lovely. And I’d say DOB would be very pleasant company of an evening. But this affability is just one of the many characteristics which they possess which facilitate their more ‘unsavoury’ actions.

            Other than mapping out the ‘on the record’ history, one of the better elements of the programme was the manner in which it implied – without ever really sticking the boot in – that DOB and other such individuals have pursued soft power, through sponsorship of sports stars, presenting themselves as ‘humanitarians’, etc. A classic move of power in line with the manipulation of Ideological State Apparatuses.

            Sorry Andyourpointiswhatexactly?, but any positive responses to such intended manipulation evokes me to impassioned recitations of Althusser and Marx…

          3. Janet, I ate my Avatar

            Have you seen
            Hitler he is back ! on Netflix
            very charismaticly portrayed
            great movie…well food for thought anyway

          4. anne

            Pleasant company? Did you ever listen to him? He doesn’t come across as particularly bright or anything. I’d go as far as to say a bit dim.

  2. Otis Blue

    There was nothing new or insightful, just a breezy recap of facts and matters already in the public domain.

    RTÉ will no doubt congratulate itself on fearless reporting.

      1. anne

        Most people who’ve smoked weed will say yeah I’ve smoked weed..

        I’ve took a drag of the odd doobie myself like ..but his response about not inhaling it, just goes to show you what a sliveen he is. That & the not having sexual relations with “that woman” as he referred to her..a 21 year old who almost topped herself from the stress of the nonsense with him.

    1. Joxer

      hunter S thomson did a fine piece on him when clinton was governor came across as a power at all costs merchant… Thomson fell out with him in later years when he saw the carry-on of the man…

  3. anne

    Denis is entitled to his privacy, even when he getting write offs from the Irish taxpayer to the tune of hundreds of millions..according to Denis.

  4. Spud

    Just over 20 comments on a controversial piece in over 2 hours.
    Seems very low for BS.
    Is [redacted] ensuring some comments aren’t appearing here?

  5. the bottler

    The tribunal found O’Brien was responsible for corrupt payments that is his miserable legacy.

    1. Brother Barnabas

      i’d bet my scrotum that we’ve barely scratched the surface of what o’brien has been responsible for – and i’d bet too that the corrupt payments are an innocent lark compared to some of the other stuff he’s been up to

      1. anne

        He wouldn’t be up to illegal spying or anything anyway, the USB fairy just pays him a visit now & then. i.e the Red Flag USB that showed up on his desk.

        What DOB IT company in the Isle of Man spied on INM employees again ? He’ll have to get someone to spy on the spyers.

        He does well in all the banana republics anyway where there’s f all consequence for backhanders & corruption. Jamaica, Haiti, Ireland..

  6. Pee Pee

    He talks about drinking a lot, also drinking when making deals. Is this to hide any wrong doing, “I can’t remember, I was hammered.”

  7. Lilly

    I didn’t waste my time watching it. He may be a crook but he’s not an interesting character. It doesn’t surprise me to read here that he talks a lot about drinking – a limited man.

    1. Cu Cullan

      Quite so.. with a strong streak of base thuggery in the mix.. the ‘don’t mess with me’ variety, a coupled heavies in the background..

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