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Declan Ganley argues that Denis O’Brien’s assertion of conspiracy against him “has not been properly particularised, has not been distinguished from defamation and is bound to fail”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Businessman Declan Ganley is asking the High Court to throw out the legal action taken against him by telecoms rival Denis O’Brien. In documents fil(...)

Gavin O’Reilly: “Our American business started growing rapidly and that has accelerated in the first three quarters of 2018.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dublin-based communications and consulting group Red Flag recorded a substantial rise in profits last year as it continued to expand its business arou(...)

Len O’Hagan.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Claims that Independent News & Media (INM) was “entirely unaware” of the issues underlying allegations of a data breach at the company are challen(...)

Nineteen people affected by ‘interrogation’ of INM data may have been regarded as having “acted adversely” to the interests of INM’s major shareholder, Denis O’Brien, the High Court was told.

It remains unclear how the apparent “interrogation” of the data of 19 people, including journalists and two senior counsel to the Moriarty Tribunal, (...)

Former Independent News & Media (INM) chief executive Robert Pitt (left) and its former chairman Leslie Buckley. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The corporate watchdog has said it was “absolutely wrong” for Independent News & Media (INM) to claim it was deprived until last March of informat(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly worried aloud that bespoke redactions could make the case so difficult to follow that it could become akin to a “Chinese opera”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

If the public finds it difficult to follow the Byzantine legal case that has enmeshed Independent News & Media (INM) in recent weeks, try being th(...)

Under the arrangements for access, documents will be provided to the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), former INM chairman Leslie Buckley, journalist Sam Smyth, the former head of INM’s Irish operations Joe Webb and former INM company secretary Andrew Donogher. Photograph: Fran Veale

The president of the High Court has approved arrangements governing access to documents to be used for an application by the State’s corporate watchdo(...)

Red Flag chairman Gavin O’Reilly: The group now has offices in eight cities globally. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Red Flag, the Irish public relations agency chaired by Gavin O’Reilly, is to expand further with the opening later this week of new offices in Singapo(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten addresses the Dáil about claims in relation to Independent News & Media. Photograph: Oireachtas TV/PA Wire

So Denis Naughten will survive. He is a lucky man. The people who could have taken him out are too distracted by their own interests to seriously bo(...)

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(...)

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