I am writing to check with you whether you object to me publishing the following information about your client, Mr Denis O'Brien. The information hereunder is taken from the Moriarty Tribunal Report and is widely available in the public domain, for example, on Twitter.
Denis O'Brien made 3 payments Michael Lowry: IR£147,000, Stg£300,000 and loan support of Stg£420,000.
- The Moriarty Tribunal concluded that the £147,000 payment by Denis O'Brien to Michael Lowry "gave rise to a reasonable inference that the motive for making the payment was connected with the public office of the Minister." (p. 473 of the Moriarty Tribunal Report)
- The Moriarty Tribunal Report also stated that "the support for the Stg£420,000 loan provided by Mr. O'Brien amounted to an indirect payment or benefit to Mr. Lowry. ". (p.483)