The Echo Boy statue in Cork. The Evening Echo became famous for the group of boys who distributed it on the street. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney / Provision

Cork’s Evening Echo is to become a morning newspaper and will officially be known only as the Echo from March. The Irish Times, the daily newspaper’s(...)

Editorial cuts: INM titles on display at a company meeting in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Independent News & Media (INM) is seeking about 35 redundancies, with the majority of the job losses expected to come from the editorial side of i(...)

High Court inspectors are likely to be in place at Independent News & Media for most, if not all, of 2019. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The corporate story of 2018 was undoubtedly the relentless drama at Independent News & Media (INM). Annus horribilis wouldn’t even come close to d(...)

Shane Ross has become what he railed against in his days at the Sunday Independent: a minister who is determined to buy the public’s approval with their own money

A press release landed in media inboxes on Wednesday from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, which is presided over by Minister Shane Ros(...)

British businessman Richard Desmond, whose Northern & Shell group owns 50 per cent of ‘Independent Star’. The stake is being acquired by ‘Mirror’ publisher Reach. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images.

Independent Star, the company that publishes the Irish Daily Star, made a net profit of €1.5 million in 2017, down 15 per cent on the previous year, a(...)

Reach, publisher of the Irish Daily Mirror, is buying 50% of the ‘Irish Daily Star’. The other half is owned by ‘Irish Independent’ publisher INM. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Reach, the British newspaper publisher formerly known as Trinity Mirror, has been cleared to buy 50 per cent of the company behind the Irish Daily Sta(...)

Adverse shock, anybody? Brexit is only one factor that could deliver it, according to the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council. Photograph: PA Wire

It is now inevitable that the economy will suffer an “adverse shock” from Brexit, US policies or changes to the international tax environment, the Iri(...)

Smoking gun: The Turkish economic crisis has acted as a negative backdrop to global markets all week. Photograph: The New York Times

There was a lacklustre finish to a turbulent week for European stock markets, during which an economic crisis in Turkey fostered anxiety across global(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien owns close to a third of INM yet no longer has any board representation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Elites know they’ve made it to the top of Irish society when their surname becomes redundant, and most people refer to them solely by their first name(...)

Title synergies: “Mirror” publisher Reach now owns the “Daily Star” in the UK, although it awaits clearance for the 50% stake in the “Irish Daily Star”. Photograph: PA

Reach plc is the newish successor to the newspaper publisher that used to be called Trinity Mirror, making it the only FTSE-listed company to share a (...)

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