Ian Drennan

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The corporate watchdog wants to find out why it appears data was removed from INM’s premises and subjected to a months-long “interrogation” on the instruction of the then INM chairman, Leslie Buckley,  above. Photograph: Alan Betson

The State’s corporate watchdog warned there were “very serious public interest issues” concerning the freedom of the press arising from a suspected ma(...)

Former INM majority shareholder Sir Anthony O’Reilly and pupils from Belvedere College choir at an event held in his honour at Old Belvedere Rugby Club on Saturday. Photograph: Conor Pope

Director of Corporate Enforcement Ian Drennan has expressed concerns about the affairs of Independent News & Media (INM) that extend beyond the sc(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten. Séamus Dooley, the NUJ’s Irish secretary, called on the Minister to recuse himself voluntarily from involvement in media regulation.

The National Union of Journalists has called on Minister for Communications Denis Naughten to recuse himself from media regulation for telling a lobby(...)

PR adviser and Newstalk director James Morrissey was copied in on an email sent by former INM chairman Leslie Buckley to shareholder Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Emerging revelations from the Independent News & Media saga, like a giant drifting jellyfish in a tempestuous sea, are catching more and more peop(...)

Billionaire businessman Denis O’Brien who has a stake of almost 30 per cent in Independent News and Media.

In the weeks following Independent News and Media (INM) chief executive Robert Pitt’s 2016 whistleblowing over the conduct of chairman Leslie Buckley,(...)

Robert Pitt, the then chief executive of INM, passes Leslie Buckley, the company’s then chairman, at the media group’s AGM in Dublin last August. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One line in particular stands out from the many colourful quotes that pepper the affidavit filed by Ian Drennan, the head of the Office of the Directo(...)

Denis O’Brien: alleged influence he wielded over INM lies at the heart of the ODCE’s investigation. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Conversations on Dublin’s Talbot Street typically concern its bargain clothes and mobile phone shops. One day in May 2015, however, an unusual chat to(...)

A major shareholder in INM wants the company to draw a line under the legal issues dragging on the stock. Photograph: Alan Betson

One of the 10 biggest shareholders in Independent News & Media (INM) has urged the company to examine using some of its €90 million cash pile to b(...)

Director of Corporate Enforcement Ian Drennan expressed serious concern that INM’s IT director Gerry Wilde and deputy IT director Ronan McCarthy did not know “the specifics” about the removal of INM back-up tapes. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The State’s corporate enforcer has said it was “extraordinary” that Independent News & Media’s two most senior IT staff had “such a lack of knowle(...)

Seven members of the board of Independent News & Media (INM) have filed sworn statements in response to an application by the corporate watchdog to appoint inspectors to investigate the conduct of the media group’s affairs.

Seven members of the board of Independent News & Media (INM) have filed sworn statements in response to an application by the corporate watchdog t(...)

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