Karl Brophy

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If a mother wants to return to work after a few months so her partner can stay at home until the leave is used up, what business is it of the State to interfere in the efficiency of that choice for a couple? Photograph: iStock

‘Are you able to breastfeed?” she asked. Excuse me? It’s not every day male business journalists get asked this question at the launch of a research r(...)

Results from INM last Friday  reflect all-too-familiar problems in the industry, with circulation revenues declining 6.3 per cent and publishing adverting revenues falling 10.8 per cent. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

For a company surrounded by takeover speculation for some time, there was little in the share price to suggest Independent News & Media (INM) was (...)

Former INM CEO Gavin O’Reilly.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The former chief executive of Independent News and Media (INM), Gavin O’Reilly, has begun legal action ahead of formally suing the company for alleged(...)

Gavin O’Reilly; his former secretary Mandy Scott; and Karl Brophy, former INM director of corporate affairs, are all concerned their personal data was accessed. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former INM chief executive Gavin O’Reilly is among three people who may take legal action over an alleged data breach at the media group. Mr O’Reilly(...)

A child gets the MMR vaccine. There are currently several mumps outbreaks in Ireland. File photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The origins of the word for the disease are lost in time, but most probably come from the “grimace” of the sufferer who finds swallowing painful. Mump(...)

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(...)

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