Mediahuis chief executive Gert Ysebaert and chairman Thomas Leysen: the company bid €146 million for Independent News & Media this week. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Many years ago at a dinner in the palatial home of the then Independent News & Media proprietor Tony O’Reilly a conversation developed around the (...)

Leslie Buckley, former chairman at Independent News and Media. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When the High Court inspector comes calling, the stakes for the company involved are enormous. A rarely used power of investigation, court-appointed i(...)