Robert Pitt

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An FBI raid on offices in the US. In April Leo Varadkar promised  that the Government would “beef up the role of the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement” to make it a “a sort of Irish FBI, if one likes, when it comes to white-collar crime”. Photograph: Getty Images

This week David Drumm, former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank, was held to account for his criminality during the banking crisis. It only took the(...)

The ODCE wants inspectors to investigate an alleged data breach at INM. Photograph: Frank Miller

The president of the High Court has fixed July 10th to hear the State corporate watchdog’s application to have inspectors appointed to investigate an (...)

The papers the Central Bank is seeking include the ODCE’s concerns that INM’s former chairman, Leslie Buckley, may have shared “inside information” with its biggest shareholder, Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Alan Betson

Independent News & Media (INM) is considering its next step after the High Court dismissed its attempt to prevent the Office of the Director of Co(...)

Separately, INM has launched a legal action against its former chairman Leslie Buckley. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The High Court will rule on Friday on the challenge by Independent News & Media aimed at preventing the State’s corporate watchdog proceeding with(...)

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,(...)

INM’s agm on Friday will mark the first public opportunity for the company’s new chairman, Murdoch MacLennan, to demonstrate his capabilities as an independent appointment to the board.

Monday Indicators: Irish construction purchasing managers’ index (Apr). Meetings: Irish Nationwide Building Society inquiry; Irish trade delegatio(...)

Former Independent News & Media (INM) chief executive Robert Pitt (left) and its former chairman Leslie Buckley. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The corporate watchdog has said it was “absolutely wrong” for Independent News & Media (INM) to claim it was deprived until last March of informat(...)

The bid by the State’s corporate watchdog to have inspectors appointed to Independent News and Media was “a bolt out of the blue” that was brought unfairly, INM counsel Paul Gallagher SC has told the High Court.   Photograph: Alan Betson

Independent News & Media (INM) has a “very high standard” of corporate governance procedures and would have told the State’s corporate watchdog i(...)

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(...)

Central Bank, Dublin. It is expected that the bank will return to court in coming weeks to seek formal access to court papers submitted by the head of the ODCE, Ian Drennan. Photograph: Hufton & Crow

Publishing group Independent News and Media (INM) is facing the possibility of a fresh State investigation, this time by the Central Bank of Ireland u(...)

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