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#Denis O'Brien

# denis-obrien - Friday 6 December, 2019

Richard Bruton told BAI the Communicorp ban was 'antithetical to a free and open press' Exclusive

The Communications Minister said it was a matter of “grave concern” that some journalists had been banned from radio stations.

# denis-obrien - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

'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.

# denis-obrien - Thursday 19 September, 2019

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.

# denis-obrien - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

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.

Supreme Court dismisses Denis O'Brien's appeal over Dáil debate on Siteserv

The judgment was delivered in Galway by Ireland’s top court.

# denis-obrien - Friday 1 March, 2019

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.

# denis-obrien - Saturday 18 August, 2018

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.

# denis-obrien - Saturday 19 May, 2018

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.”

# denis-obrien - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

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-obrien - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

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.

# denis-obrien - Monday 23 April, 2018

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.

# denis-obrien - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

'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.

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.

# denis-obrien - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

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.

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.

# denis-obrien - Monday 16 April, 2018

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.

# denis-obrien - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

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.

# denis-obrien - Sunday 1 April, 2018

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.

# denis-obrien - Thursday 22 March, 2018

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.

# denis-obrien - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

'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.

# denis-obrien - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

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.

# denis-obrien - Friday 9 March, 2018

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.

# denis-obrien - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

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.

# denis-obrien - Thursday 14 December, 2017

'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.

# denis-obrien - Friday 13 October, 2017

Denis O'Brien's appeal over Red Flag dossier dismissed

The businessman claimed the dossier was part of a campaign to damage his reputation.

# denis-obrien - Sunday 6 August, 2017

The company installing Irish Water meters has racked up multimillion-euro profits

GMC Sierra is part-owned by a Denis O’Brien-controlled firm.

# denis-obrien - Friday 12 May, 2017

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.

# denis-obrien - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

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.

# denis-obrien - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

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.

# denis-obrien - Monday 3 April, 2017

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.

# denis-obrien - Friday 31 March, 2017

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.

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-obrien - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Digicel to cut workforce by 25% as part of 'global transformation'

It’s part of its 2030 strategy, the company said today.

# denis-obrien - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

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.

# denis-obrien - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

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.

# denis-obrien - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

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.

# denis-obrien - Saturday 10 December, 2016

Your crash course in… How INM walking away from pensioners sheds light on a bigger problem

Defined benefit pension schemes are a ticking time bomb.

# denis-obrien - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Denis O'Brien says he and his family received death threats following Dáil disclosure

The billionaire has taken the stand at the High Court this morning.

# denis-obrien - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Denis O'Brien alleges that TDs prejudiced his case against RTÉ with Dáil speeches

O’Brien’s case against the Dáil Committee on Procedure and Privilege began at the High Court this morning.

# denis-obrien - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Kenny says there won't be an inquiry into media ownership in Ireland

Catherine Murphy said it is up to the government to either accept or reject the acquisition of the Celtic Media group by Independent News and Media.

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