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The nature of that application was not identified when the matter was mentioned briefly before the High Court on Thursday but it is understood the Central Bank was considering seeking access to the documents related to the application by the Director of Corporate Enforcement, Ian Drennan (ODCE).

The Central Bank of Ireland has told the High Court it is not proceeding with an application relating to proceedings in which the State’s corporate wa(...)

Director of Corporate Enforcement Ian Drennan is seeking the appointment of High Court inspectors to INM. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Independent News & Media (INM) has defended contacts between its largest shareholder, Denis O’Brien, and its then chairman, Leslie Buckley. It h(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly worried aloud that bespoke redactions could make the case so difficult to follow that it could become akin to a “Chinese opera”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

If the public finds it difficult to follow the Byzantine legal case that has enmeshed Independent News & Media (INM) in recent weeks, try being th(...)

Under the arrangements for access, documents will be provided to the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), former INM chairman Leslie Buckley, journalist Sam Smyth, the former head of INM’s Irish operations Joe Webb and former INM company secretary Andrew Donogher. Photograph: Fran Veale

The president of the High Court has approved arrangements governing access to documents to be used for an application by the State’s corporate watchdo(...)

 Terry Buckley: will step down as director of Independent News & Media

Terry Buckley has announced he will step down as director of Independent News & Media (INM). That leaves just one director – Triona Mullane – from(...)

PR adviser and Newstalk director James Morrissey was copied in on an email sent by former INM chairman Leslie Buckley to shareholder Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Emerging revelations from the Independent News & Media saga, like a giant drifting jellyfish in a tempestuous sea, are catching more and more peop(...)

Billionaire businessman Denis O’Brien who has a stake of almost 30 per cent in Independent News and Media.

In the weeks following Independent News and Media (INM) chief executive Robert Pitt’s 2016 whistleblowing over the conduct of chairman Leslie Buckley,(...)

Robert Pitt, the then chief executive of INM, passes Leslie Buckley, the company’s then chairman, at the media group’s AGM in Dublin last August. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One line in particular stands out from the many colourful quotes that pepper the affidavit filed by Ian Drennan, the head of the Office of the Directo(...)

Denis O’Brien: alleged influence he wielded over INM lies at the heart of the ODCE’s investigation. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Conversations on Dublin’s Talbot Street typically concern its bargain clothes and mobile phone shops. One day in May 2015, however, an unusual chat to(...)

Director of Corporate Enforcement Ian Drennan expressed serious concern that INM’s IT director Gerry Wilde and deputy IT director Ronan McCarthy did not know “the specifics” about the removal of INM back-up tapes. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The State’s corporate enforcer has said it was “extraordinary” that Independent News & Media’s two most senior IT staff had “such a lack of knowle(...)

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