Stephen Rae

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The INM board on Tuesday accepted a €145.6 million bid from Belgian media group Mediahuis

January 2006 Denis O’Brien buys into INM with the stock trading at about €2.54. He later begins publicly agitating about the media company’s financi(...)

 Dalata’s  non-executive chairman John Hennessy  and chief executive Pat McCann:  claim Dublin needs a 1,000-bedroom superhotel is “the biggest load of rot”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Hotels, tourism, hospitality – it’s all about hosting and being polite. So it was noticeable how scathing Dalata’s Pat McCann, the country’s biggest h(...)

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(...)

Patrick McCabe: “I love Stephen Rea an awful lot.” Photograph: Bryan Meade
Patrick McCabe: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book I’m reading Required Writing by Philip Larkin. He’s an extraordinary figure. I think he’s one of the greatest poets that ever (...)

A House of Fraser store in London.  Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

“A row has blown up” between Denis O’Brien and Independent News and Media (INM), where O’Brien is the largest shareholder, over board appointments, ac(...)

Former Sunday Independent editor  Anne Harris outside the Charleton Tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

The former editor of the Sunday Independent Anne Harris has denied being motivated by bitterness in making claims about the editor of the Irish Indepe(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien who owns just under 30 per cent of Independent News and Media. Photograph: Niall Carson/ PA WIRE

There was more upheaval at Independent News and Media (INM) this week, as major shareholder Denis O’Brien lost his remaining representatives on the me(...)

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,(...)

Independent House, Dublin: Beef magnate Larry Goodman is behind several recent large purchases of INM’s shares. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The market value of Independent News & Media (INM) surged to a ten-week high on Thursday after it emerged that beef magnate Larry Goodman had buil(...)

The New York Stock Exchange  on Wednesday:  US stocks fell after president Donald Trump signalled a new direction for US-China trade talks. Photograph: Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters

Global stocks sold off while investors raced for the safety of the Japanese yen and some government bonds on Wednesday as concerns rose that setbacks (...)

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