Richard Fleck

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Seán FitzPatrick: in 2017 a trial judge ordered his acquittal following the emergence of flaws in the ODCE’s investigation. Photograph: Getty Image

The State’s corporate law watchdog, Ian Drennan, says he will be “protected” from legal action if he is forced to give legislators a 450-page dossier (...)

Ian Drennan, director of corporate enforcement: His office spent €3.7 million last year, or 72 per cent of its budget. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The State’s corporate watchdog, the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE), says the fees for the two High Court inspectors appointed (...)

The investigation is focused on a range of issues including a suspected data breach,   INM’s ill-fated bid for radio station Newstalk, and allegations of market abuse. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

It is 219 days since two High Court inspectors were sent into Independent News & Media (INM) to investigate an alleged data breach and other serio(...)

The ODCE raised concerns about issues including an alleged data breach at INM in 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The High Court has received the first interim report of the inspectors appointed by it to investigate the conduct of affairs at Independent News &(...)

Clerys workers picket outside the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Kildare street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The most extraordinary thing about the offer last week from US fund Gordon Brothers to reimburse the losses of 50 former concession holders at Clerys (...)

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(...)

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(...)

Independent News & Media is not appealing a High Court decision to grant the State’s corporate watchdog application to appoint inspectors to inves(...)

INM did not confirm whether it would appeal, but said it was considering the “action” it might take “in the interests of the company and its stakeholders”.

Leslie Buckley, former chairman of Independent News and Media (INM) and a nominee of its main shareholder Denis O’Brien, may be “guilty of misconduct (...)