Tom Lyons

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Journalists from the Currency were banned from stations owned by Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp last month, with an email citing its status as a ‘competitor platform’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has expressed its concern to the broadcasting regulator about Communicorp’s ban on certain journalists appeari(...)

Exterior of the Communicorp building at Grand Canal Quay in Dublin. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Exactly two years ago today, Communicorp, which operates the nationwide stations Newstalk and Today FM, along with a number of regional music stations(...)

Green Party TD Eamon Ryan: banning journalists from radio stations “has a very poor effect on our democracy”. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Taoiseach will join other Dáil parties to write a letter calling on Communicorp to reverse a ban on journalists from The Currency website and The (...)

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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(...)

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