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# Denis O'Brien

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# Newstalk
Ban on Irish Times journalists appearing on Newstalk is lifted
The newspaper’s journalists were banned from appearing on Newstalk and other Communicorp radio stations in 2017.
# Radio
Minister gives green light to sale of Denis O'Brien's Communicorp to Bauer Media
The Communicorp sale to Bauer Media is understood to be worth more than €100m.
# leaving do
RTÉ journalists describe 'anger' at Denis O'Brien's attendance at leaving do in letter to station bosses
O’Brien attended the Tommie Gorman’s leaving party.
# Making waves
'The aristocracy of radio': What will Bauer's purchase of Communicorp mean for Irish airwaves and listeners?
Bauer’s Irish move could be a ‘shot in the arm’ for the radio industry here.
# FOI
Richard Bruton told BAI the Communicorp ban was 'antithetical to a free and open press'
The Communications Minister said it was a matter of “grave concern” that some journalists had been banned from radio stations.
# Banned
'I believe in a free press': Taoiseach says he doesn't condone Communicorp ban on certain Irish journalists
The Currency reporters are the latest Irish journalists to be banned from O’Brien-owned stations.
# Dáil privilege
Denis O'Brien court cases have cost the State €340k in barrister fees
O’Brien had taken High Court and Supreme Court cases over utterances in the Dáil in a debate on Siteserv in 2015.
Voices
Opinion: Had Denis O'Brien's suit succeeded, our democratic system could have been undermined
Free speech and open debate in parliament is essential to our democratic system and would be inhibited if TDs were constantly under threat of lawsuits, writes David Kenny.
# Dáil statements
Supreme Court dismisses Denis O'Brien's appeal over Dáil debate on Siteserv
The judgment was delivered in Galway by Ireland’s top court.
# defamation case
Denis O'Brien loses defamation case against Sunday Business Post
O’Brien has taken a case against the Sunday Business Post over a set of articles published in March 2015.
# president for life
Denis O'Brien has been named as the Honorary Life President of the FAI
The billionaire businessman is the association’s first-ever Honorary President.
# Money matters
Withdrawal of Denis O'Brien's funding won't hurt the FAI - John Delaney
“We knew when we were renewing the contracts this time around that it wouldn’t be available.”
# High Court
INM: ODCE inspection should be blocked because it wasn't 'fair or just', says 'extreme damage' was done to share price
The High Court has been hearing day one of Independent News and Media’s judicial review of the application by the ODCE for High Court inspectors to be appointed to the company.
# Denis O'Brien
Supreme Court told that judges have no power to decide if Dáil privilege is being used correctly
Denis O’Brien’s legal team has argued that TDs’ “extraordinary privilege” had led to a breach of his privacy in 2015.
# SiteServ
Denis O'Brien's privacy vs Dáil privilege: Arguments in businessman's Supreme Court appeal
He’s also contesting the decision that he should pay the costs of the High Court case that went against him.
# media merger
'I did nothing wrong': Minister defends phone call about INM merger
Pressure has been mounting on the minister today to clarify the situation, with the opposition claiming that the minister misled the Dáil.
# media merger
Minister Denis, billionaire Denis and a media merger: Dáil seeks clarity over who knew what when
Minister Denis Naughten is to make a speech on what he told INM about the media merger being referred to the BAI.
# Media
Taoiseach to consider law to protect journalists' sources following alleged INM data breach
Micheál Martin said any violation of a journalist’s data should be a criminal offence.
# High Court
Denis O'Brien application to have costs awarded against Red Flag and Declan Ganley delayed
O’Brien had sought to have costs awarded against Red Flag Consultants (and five others) and Declan Ganley regarding amendments he secured last month.
# High Court
INM in attempt to block appointment of inspectors to investigate itself, while Denis O'Brien blames ODCE for leaks
The ODCE was due to make its application to have inspectors appointed to Independent News and Media at the High Court this afternoon. Things didn’t go entirely to plan however.
# like its 1999
INM data scandal widens: Just how many people had their emails accessed?
Today commentators pointed out that even people who are not connected to the media group may be impacted by the breach.
# INM
Irish Independent editor 'concerned' that journalists' data may have been compromised at INM
There are now fears that journalists’ protected sources could have been compromised.
# Courts
Declan Ganley WILL be joined as a co-defendant in Denis O'Brien's action against Red Flag Consulting
The decision by Justice Miriam O’Regan comes after a two-day hearing on the subject last week.
# High Court
'That was the time for Denis O'Brien to emerge from the shadows, but he didn't'
A second day of submissions saw the defence of Declan Ganley outlined in the context of Denis O’Brien’s suit against Red Flag Consulting.
# Colm Keaveney
Former TD comes centre stage in attempt by Denis O'Brien to name Declan Ganley in court action
Details of texts sent and received, and an affidavit filed in favour of Denis O’Brien, by Galway politician Colm Keaveney were detailed in the High Court today.
# parting of ways
FAI confirm decade-long association with Denis O'Brien has come to an end
He had helped to fund the contracts of the current management team.
# SiteServ
Former IBRC chief says costs of inquiry could reach €100 million
The inquiry is investigating the sale of IBRC loans where there was a loss of at least €10 million to the taxpayer.
# long running case
'This claim is odd and absurd': Declan Ganley denies he commissioned dossier about Denis O'Brien
O’Brien is seeking to have Ganley added to a long running court case against Red Flag.
# long-running battle
Denis O'Brien's appeal over Red Flag dossier dismissed
The businessman claimed the dossier was part of a campaign to damage his reputation.
# Services
The company installing Irish Water meters has racked up multimillion-euro profits
GMC Sierra is part-owned by a Denis O’Brien-controlled firm.
# Donnybrook
D4 locals launch bid to block €50 million Denis O'Brien-backed apartment block
O’Brien’s company Purleigh plans to build a 90-unit development in Donnybrook.
# Dáil privilege
Denis O'Brien must pay all costs after failed High Court case
Judge Úna Ní Raifeartaigh said that the issue of O’Brien’s “means to pay the costs” was not a factor in the decision.
# Apartment Life
A Denis O'Brien firm has the green light to build luxury apartments in south Dublin
Residents complained the five separate, five-story blocks would hurt the Donnybrook area.
Voices
Ordinary people - and not judges - should police our politicians' powerful privilege
For our parliament to work, there must be freedom for representatives to speak without fear of legal consequences, writes David Kenny.
# Next Move
Denis O'Brien to take his time pondering an appeal after 'disappointing' court ruling
He did say, however, that he was encouraged by some aspects of the courts’ judgement.
# Privilege
Denis O'Brien loses High Court case against Dáil committee
A judgement on O’Brien’s case against the Dáil Committee on Procedure and Privilege was made at the High Court this morning.
# Denis O'Brien
Digicel to cut workforce by 25% as part of 'global transformation'
It’s part of its 2030 strategy, the company said today.
# Newspapers
Enda Kenny says he's concerned about INM major media merger
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he is concerned about the INM and Celtic Media merger.
# Hospitality
A new Dublin hotel backed by Denis O'Brien will be aimed at tech-savvy travellers
The 202-room Aloft-branded property is planned for the Liberties.
# Accounts
Denis O'Brien's Communicorp radio empire lost €3.5m last year
The company owns many of Ireland’s biggest radio stations, including Newstalk and Today FM.