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A graphical representation of Ireland’s new 52.8-metre research vessel to be named RV Tom Crean in honour of the Irish explorer

Ireland’s new marine research vessel, which is due to be completed in the summer of 2022, is to be named the RV Tom Crean in honour of the famous Anta(...)

Leslie Buckley, former chairman at the Independent News & Media. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The High Court inspectors investigating a series of matters at Independent News & Media (INM) have written to its former directors asking them if (...)

Leslie Buckley, former chairman of Independent News & Media. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businessman Denis O’Brien knew about an operation to scour the email system of newspaper publisher Independent News & Media (INM) that was oversee(...)

Former Independent News & Media  chairman Leslie Buckley is applying to have inspectors appointed to examine affairs at the company withdrawn. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former Independent News & Media chairman Leslie Buckley seems to be advancing a case that inspectors appointed to INM are unconsciously “rooting” (...)

High Court inspectors are likely to be in place at Independent News & Media for most, if not all, of 2019. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The corporate story of 2018 was undoubtedly the relentless drama at Independent News & Media (INM). Annus horribilis wouldn’t even come close to d(...)

Deepwater Horizon’s devasting spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is still fresh in the memory of some 60 environmental groups who are also united in opposition.

If the planet sounds a lot noisier since Donald Trump became US president, there’s a fair cacophony building up beneath the waves. Earlier this y(...)

Leslie Buckley: The inspectors  will  examine suspicions that  he and Denis O’Brien may have discussed “inside information” about INM. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The significance of the State’s sprawling investigation into Independent News and Media (INM) is suggested in some of the the numbers. So far the Of(...)

INM was very concerned about a “fundamental unfairness” in the ODCE’s approach to its application for inspectors, counsel for the media group told the High Court.

Independent News & Media (INM) has strongly rejected concerns of an apparent “culture of deference” within the media group towards its major share(...)

Concerns of the corporate watchdog about the extent of influence and control by Independent News & Media’s major shareholder Denis O’Brien over the media group is an important issue in Tuesday’s hearing of the application to appoint inspectors to INM.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Concerns of the corporate watchdog about the extent of influence and control by Independent News & Media’s major shareholder Denis O’Brien over th(...)

Celebrant Fr Colm Gallagher recalled how if Joey Murrin had something critical to say of a politician in public, he had always made contact with same politician beforehand to alert them. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fishing industry leader Joey Murrin was a “born communicator” with “extraordinary charisma” who was “utterly fearless” in both life and facing death, (...)

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