An FBI raid on offices in the US. In April Leo Varadkar promised  that the Government would “beef up the role of the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement” to make it a “a sort of Irish FBI, if one likes, when it comes to white-collar crime”. Photograph: Getty Images

This week David Drumm, former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank, was held to account for his criminality during the banking crisis. It only took the(...)

The ODCE wants inspectors to investigate an alleged data breach at INM. Photograph: Frank Miller

The president of the High Court has fixed July 10th to hear the State corporate watchdog’s application to have inspectors appointed to investigate an (...)

Web Summit CEO Paddy Cosgrave: becoming more and more like Michael O’Leary by the day. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

As Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave riffed at a press conference this week about political corruption and the Irish housing crisis, it reminded me of(...)

Former Sunday Independent editor  Anne Harris outside the Charleton Tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

The former editor of the Sunday Independent Anne Harris has denied being motivated by bitterness in making claims about the editor of the Irish Indepe(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: from Friday she will have attention-grabbing fines at her disposal. Photograph: Seán Breithaupt and Yvette Monahan/Getty Images

It has come a long way from having just 26 staff in an office next to a Centra in Portarlington but not far enough if the State’s personal-data protec(...)

In an affidavit grounding the application seeking the appointment of inspectors, Director of Corporate Enforcement Ian Drennan set out a a range of matters most of which have to do with the relationship between INM and Denis O’Brien.

The High Court will next Wednesday hear a judicial review application from Independent News & Media (INM) aimed at stopping the appointment of in(...)

Governments have failed to address challenges facing newspapers, broadcasting and digital media, the NUJ says. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Government has been urged to mark World Press Freedom Day by setting up a commission designed to tackle a “multi-dimensional crisis” in the Irish (...)

France’s Minister for the Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire speaks next to German finance minister Olaf Scholz during a news conference at the informal Ecofin meeting of EU finance ministers in Sofia, Bulgaria on April 28th. Photograph: Nikolay Doychinov

Ireland’s GDP will grow by 5.7 per cent this year (a higher rate than previously expected), consumer spending will accelerate, and new mortgage lendin(...)

Former INM chairman Leslie Buckley: INM director Dr Len O’Hagan said the board had relied on the account given to it by Mr Buckley as to what had happened in relation to back-up tapes from its computer system in 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The board of Independent News & Media plc (INM) has said it was “horrified” when it discovered that it may have been misled by its former chairman(...)

Director of Corporate Enforcement Ian Drennan is seeking the appointment of High Court inspectors to INM. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Independent News & Media (INM) has defended contacts between its largest shareholder, Denis O’Brien, and its then chairman, Leslie Buckley. It h(...)

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