Former chairman Leslie Buckley, who stepped down in March 2018, previously claimed the breach was a cost-cutting exercise called Operation Quantum. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The alleged data breach at Independent News & Media, in which thousands of emails from journalists, senior staff and advisers were accessed, was n(...)

Seán FitzPatrick: in 2017 a trial judge ordered his acquittal following the emergence of flaws in the ODCE’s investigation. Photograph: Getty Image

The State’s corporate law watchdog, Ian Drennan, says he will be “protected” from legal action if he is forced to give legislators a 450-page dossier (...)

Ian Drennan, director of corporate enforcement: His office spent €3.7 million last year, or 72 per cent of its budget. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The State’s corporate watchdog, the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE), says the fees for the two High Court inspectors appointed (...)

Former INM  chief executive Gavin O’Reilly. He  has secured High Court permission to use materials provided during the appointment of inspectors to INM in any further legal actions he plans in relation to alleged data breaches at the company. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former INM chief executive Gavin O’Reilly and former INM executive Karl Brophy can use materials provided to them during a hearing to appoint inspecto(...)

Kieran Mulvey, chairman of Sport Ireland, Donal Conway, president of the FAI, and Aidan Horan, chairman of the Governance Review Group, at the FAI headquarters in Abbotstown where the report from the Governance Review Group was presented. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

“There is no plan B.” Donal Conway, president of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI), could not have been clearer. The governance review group (...)

The Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) is the only entity with a statutory entitlement to see the interim report. Photograph: iStock

The president of the High Court will rule later on whether the first interim report of the inspectors investigating Independent News & Media can, (...)

Gert Ysebaert, CEO  (l) and Thomas Leysen, chairman, Mediahuis. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Belgian company that has agreed a €145.6 million deal to buy Independent News & Media (INM) says the price, which was criticised as being too (...)

The INM board on Tuesday accepted a €145.6 million bid from Belgian media group Mediahuis

January 2006 Denis O’Brien buys into INM with the stock trading at about €2.54. He later begins publicly agitating about the media company’s financi(...)

Sport Ireland chairman Kieran Mulvey and chief execuitve John Treacy at Leinster House ahead of an Oireachtas committe hearing, last week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

People within the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) need to “come to the fore” and take up senior positions to reform the organisation, the chairm(...)

 Former FAI CEO John Delaney: Three members of the board were aware of the €100,000 loan from Mr Delaney at the time the financial statements were signed off. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) should investigate whether members of the FAI board were required to tell auditors about Jo(...)

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