Lucy Gaffney

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The Beacon Hospital in Dublin. Coronavirus vaccine operations at the private hospital have been suspended after it used spare doses to vaccinate teachers at a private school. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Beacon private hospital is at the centre of a storm for providing coronavirus vaccines to teachers at a private school attended by the children of(...)

Communicorp signage at Grand Canal Quay in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Communicorp, the radio group controlled by Denis O’Brien, has agreed a sale of the company to UK-based Bauer Media Audio for a sum understood to be mo(...)

Communicorp Media’s incoming chief executive Simon Myciunka.

Communicorp Media, the radio group owned by Denis O’Brien, has appointed Simon Myciunka as its next chief executive, with effect from January. Mr Myc(...)

The estimated €115 million that the State will pay each month to use 19 private hospitals during the Covid-19 crisis will go to companies owned by religious orders, foreign investors, two billionaires, a vulture fund and private backers.

The estimated €115 million that the State will pay each month to use 18 private hospitals during the Covid-19 crisis will go to companies owned by rel(...)

Communicorp chairwoman Lucy Gaffney. Denis O’Brien’s radio group has objected to ‘heavy-handed’ regulation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp Media and Rupert Murdoch’s Wireless Group have made multiple objections to the “heavy-handed” manner in which broadcasting(...)

Stephen Rae: was installed during Leslie Buckley’s  regime but is standing down as editor-in-chief at Independent News & Media. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The news on Wednesday of further senior departures from Independent News & Media (INM) has confirmed an already-apparent trend. Slowly but surely,(...)

In an affidavit grounding the application seeking the appointment of inspectors, Director of Corporate Enforcement Ian Drennan set out a a range of matters most of which have to do with the relationship between INM and Denis O’Brien.

The High Court will next Wednesday hear a judicial review application from Independent News & Media (INM) aimed at stopping the appointment of in(...)

Norah Casey pictured this week receiving an award. Several facts used to promote her Planet Woman initiative are wrong or have been largely discredited.

This week, former Dragon’s Den panellist and magazine publisher Norah Casey launched her annual Planet Woman Academy initiative. It is essentially a m(...)

Denis O’Brien advanced a €7.9 million loan to Communicorp last year, its accounts show.

Denis O’Brien advanced a €7.9 million loan last year to his radio group, Communicorp, recently filed accounts show. The interest free loan, which Mr(...)

‘Radio sector is in crisis,”  said Lucy Gaffney Communicorp’s chairwoman

Communicorp, the radio group owned by Denis O’Brien, is understood to want the Government to intervene to dissuade the Broadcasting Authority of Irela(...)

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