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How’s this for a depressing bellwether for the value of “old media” assets? The price of Independent News and Media (INM) stock fell as low as 6 cent(...)

David McCourt with former minister for communications, Denis Naughten. Photograph: Andrew Downes

It was Denis Naughten’s ambiguity about his meetings with the lead bidder for the National Broadband Plan, among other concerns, that spooked Leo Vara(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said so far he is satisfied with the Minister for Communications’ explanation over his meetings with the lead bidder for th(...)

The ODCE has about 40 staff. And last year it received an allocation of €5m from Minister for Business Heather Humphreys’ department. File photograph: Getty Images

The Government is to allocate an extra €1 million to the white collar crime watchdog, the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE), to p(...)

“How could newspapers remain independent of government if they were to become hooked on the methadone of State cash?” Photograph: Robert Alexander/Getty Images

Journalism matters. But so does its independence from government and other powerful forces that it is meant to hold to account. The road to hell for t(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten announcing details of the National Broadband Plan at Government Buildings last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government’s broadband plans were mired in enough controversy before Denis O’Brien’s Actavo, formerly Siteserv, emerged this week as part of the f(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten told the Dáil on Tuesday that his department had received the final tender relating to the national broadband plan. Photograph: Michael Smith/Getty Images

Denis O’Brien’s Actavo, formerly known as Siteserv, has joined a consortium bidding for the national broadband plan (NBP) as the process reaches the f(...)

Leslie Buckley, who  INM has threatened to hold responsible for any damage to the company caused by his alleged actions while chairman. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The last company to host a High Court inspector was energy business DCC a decade ago. Maybe it has some tips for Independent News & Media (INM), w(...)

Leslie Buckley: The inspectors  will  examine suspicions that  he and Denis O’Brien may have discussed “inside information” about INM. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The significance of the State’s sprawling investigation into Independent News and Media (INM) is suggested in some of the the numbers. So far the Of(...)

Independent News & Media is not appealing a High Court decision to grant the State’s corporate watchdog application to appoint inspectors to inves(...)

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