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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(...)

A PR firm told the High Court on Tuesday that documents held by the ODCE may have ‘a bearing’ on its defence of an  action brought against it by businessman Denis O’Brien. Photograph: PA

Red Flag Consulting says documents for an application by the State’s corporate watchdog to appoint inspectors to investigate affairs Independent News (...)

Journalist Sam Smyth, one of the “INM 19”, arrives at the Four Courts on Monday. Photograph: Collins Courts

When Mr Justice Peter Kelly, president of the High Court, yesterday wryly mused that he would have to “pour a quart into a pint pot”, he was complaini(...)

If INM fails in its judicial review case, the application for the appointment of inspectors to the media group will then be heard.

The application for the appointment of High Court inspectors to Independent News & Media (INM), the largest private media organisation in the Stat(...)

Denis O’Brien, centre: he said he had been subjected to “extraordinary” and intensifying levels of media coverage that suggested wrongdoing on his part. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businessmen Denis O’Brien has accused the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) of leaking damaging details about him from court pape(...)

Leslie Buckley has said he will “robustly defend” his  position against all allegations.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Independent News and Media (INM) has written to the so-called INM 19 group of people whose data was allegedly breached to say that it was “unauthorise(...)

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