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Today FM presenter Matt Cooper and Virgin Media political correspondent Gavan Reilly have topped the list of Irish journalists on Twitter, according t(...)

Mediahuis chief executive Gert Ysebaert and chairman Thomas Leysen: the company bid €146 million for Independent News & Media this week. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Many years ago at a dinner in the palatial home of the then Independent News & Media proprietor Tony O’Reilly a conversation developed around the (...)

Denis O’Brien had 28 days to lodge an appeal, a period that expired on Monday. File image: Collins Courts

The deadline for businessman Denis O’Brien to appeal the High Court jury’s rejection of his recent defamation case against the Sunday Business Post ha(...)

Solicitor John Doyle, former  Sunday Business Post journalist Tom Lyons, former Sunday Business Post editor Ian Keogh, and  Sunday Business Post CEO Siobhán Lennon leaving the Four Courts on Friday. Photograph: Collins Courts

In the end, Denis O’Brien was not even in court for this, his first taste of loss in a defamation action against an Irish newspaper. He has savoured v(...)

Businessman Denis O Brien  at the Four Courts on Thursday, the day before his defamation case ended.  Photograph: Collins Courts

Businessman Denis O’Brien could face a legal bill of up to €1 million after losing his defamation case against the Sunday Business Post. A High Court(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien has claimed he was defamation in articles published in   the ‘Sunday Business Post’ in 2015. Photograph: Collins

The jury hearing businessman Denis O’Brien’s action over alleged defamation in articles in the Sunday Business Post will return to the High Court next(...)

Former editor of the Sunday Business Post, Ian Kehoe at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts

Articles which included Denis O’Brien among 22 men named as the 22 biggest borrowers from Irish banks in 2008 were not a “contrivance” to “blacken” hi(...)

Denis O’Brien: claims the Sunday Business Post articles wrongly meant he was among a ‘gang’ of 22 borrowers who ‘wrecked the country’. Photograph: Collins Courts

Journalist Tom Lyons has denied a number of articles published in the Sunday Business Post in 2015 meant Denis O’Brien was among those responsible for(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien alleges defamation in articles in the Sunday Business Post. Photograph: Collins Courts

Businessman Denis O’Brien’s inclusion in articles based on a report about the exposure of Irish banks in 2008 was not part of some “crazy conspiracy” (...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien arriving at the Four Courts for his High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Denis O’Brien has told a High Court jury his spokesman contacted the Sunday Independent following an article it published in 2012 about borrowings of (...)

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