In closing arguments on behalf of businessman Denis O’Brien in the High Court, Darren Lehane said people would have had to be “living under a rock” not to realise that Mr O’Brien contested vigorously that he was in any way involved with corruption in the matter. Photograph: David Sleator

Allegations of corruption in the process resulting in the State’s second mobile phone licence being awarded to Esat Digifone are of such public import(...)