From top: Siteserv now Actavo offices in west Dublin; David McCourt
In The Sunday Times, Justice McCarthy reported:
David McCourt, whose company Granahan McCourt is the state’s preferred bidder for the €5bn national broadband plan, has also been contacted as a witness by Cregan [Commission [looking into the sale of Siteserv to Denis O’Brien].
Granahan McCourt was involved in a bid to buy Siteserv subsidiary companies in 2012 along with the Gores Group, a Californian private equity company.
“Several months ago, the Cregan Commission sent a list of questions, which Granahan McCourt replied to in full to assist with their investigation,” the company said. “[We were] not the bidder in the sale process — it was led by the Gores Group, which we understand also assisted with the investigation.”
Karl Brophy, a public relations consultant, has been called as a witness by the Siteserv inquiry to answer allegations made by Denis O’Brien that he leaked the businessman’s banking information to politicians and journalists.
Brophy, the chief executive of Red Flag, a PR and lobbying company, has told the Cregan Commission that he did not give anyone information about O’Brien’s dealings with IBRC and never had the information to give.
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