Lucy Gaffney

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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(...)

Independent News and Media chief executive Robert Pitt is said to have considered his position after dispute with company chairman Leslie Buckley. Photograph: Alan Betson

If Denis O’Brien was unhappy about recent events at Independent News and Media, the 2.6 per cent drop in its share price in Dublin yesterday won’t hav(...)

Lucy Gaffney of Communicorp thanked outgoing chief executive Gervaise Slowey for her “four fantastic years at the helm”. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Gervaise Slowey has resigned as chief executive of Newstalk and Today FM owner Communicorp, and will be replaced by Adrian Serle, the former boss of B(...)

Kendrick Investments held 99 per cent of Topaz   prior to its sale to Couche-Tard. Photograph: David Sleator

Denis O’Brien and Alimentation Couche-Tard, the Canadian company to which he sold the Topaz chain of forecourts for €258 million cash, have agreed a (...)

Outgoing editor in chief of Newstalk Garrett Harte. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Newstalk’s editor in chief, Garrett Harte, has announced his resignation from the station. Mr Harte has been with the Communicorp-owned broadcaster(...)

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