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#Denis O'Brien

# denis-obrien - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Ban on Irish Times journalists appearing on Newstalk is lifted
# Newstalk
# Newstalk

Ban on Irish Times journalists appearing on Newstalk is lifted

Jun 3rd 2021, 6:58 PM 22,325 Views 19 Comments

The newspaper’s journalists were banned from appearing on Newstalk and other Communicorp radio stations in 2017.

# denis-obrien - Friday 14 May, 2021

Minister gives green light to sale of Denis O'Brien's Communicorp to Bauer Media
# Radio
# Radio

Minister gives green light to sale of Denis O'Brien's Communicorp to Bauer Media

May 14th 2021, 5:42 PM 15,028 Views 2 Comments

The Communicorp sale to Bauer Media is understood to be worth more than €100m.

# denis-obrien - Friday 7 May, 2021

RTÉ journalists describe 'anger' at Denis O'Brien's attendance at leaving do in letter to station bosses
# Leaving Do
# Leaving Do

RTÉ journalists describe 'anger' at Denis O'Brien's attendance at leaving do in letter to station bosses

May 7th 2021, 10:53 AM 40,530 Views 0 Comments

O’Brien attended the Tommie Gorman’s leaving party.

# denis-obrien - Thursday 25 February, 2021

'The aristocracy of radio': What will Bauer's purchase of Communicorp mean for Irish airwaves and listeners?
# Making Waves
# Making Waves

'The aristocracy of radio': What will Bauer's purchase of Communicorp mean for Irish airwaves and listeners?

Feb 25th 2021, 6:30 PM 16,397 Views 0 Comments

Bauer’s Irish move could be a ‘shot in the arm’ for the radio industry here.

# denis-obrien - Friday 6 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 6th 2019, 12:05 AM 16,289 Views 22 Comments

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
# Banned
# Banned

'I believe in a free press': Taoiseach says he doesn't condone Communicorp ban on certain Irish journalists

Oct 1st 2019, 4:17 PM 20,239 Views 49 Comments

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
# Dáil Privilege
# Dáil Privilege

Denis O'Brien court cases have cost the State €340k in barrister fees

Sep 19th 2019, 8:36 AM 18,914 Views 0 Comments

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
# Law
# Law

Opinion: Had Denis O'Brien's suit succeeded, our democratic system could have been undermined

Mar 5th 2019, 6:00 PM 15,516 Views 1 Comment

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
# Dáil Statements
# Dáil Statements

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

Updated Mar 5th 2019, 11:46 AM 47,565 Views 0 Comments

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
# Defamation Case
# Defamation Case

Denis O'Brien loses defamation case against Sunday Business Post

Updated Mar 1st 2019, 4:13 PM 47,186 Views 0 Comments

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
# President For Life
# President For Life

Denis O'Brien has been named as the Honorary Life President of the FAI

Aug 18th 2018, 3:53 PM 31,691 Views 0 Comments

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
# Money Matters
From The42
# Money Matters

Withdrawal of Denis O'Brien's funding won't hurt the FAI - John Delaney

May 19th 2018, 8:20 AM 6,489 Views 9 Comments

“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
# High Court
# High Court

INM: ODCE inspection should be blocked because it wasn't 'fair or just', says 'extreme damage' was done to share price

May 9th 2018, 12:26 PM 6,817 Views 0 Comments

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
# Denis O'Brien

Supreme Court told that judges have no power to decide if Dáil privilege is being used correctly

Apr 24th 2018, 1:00 PM 12,694 Views 0 Comments

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
# SiteServ
# SiteServ

Denis O'Brien's privacy vs Dáil privilege: Arguments in businessman's Supreme Court appeal

Apr 23rd 2018, 1:05 PM 7,484 Views 0 Comments

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
# Media Merger
# Media Merger

'I did nothing wrong': Minister defends phone call about INM merger

Apr 18th 2018, 6:47 PM 12,624 Views 0 Comments

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
# Media Merger
# Media Merger

Minister Denis, billionaire Denis and a media merger: Dáil seeks clarity over who knew what when

Apr 18th 2018, 2:30 PM 13,500 Views 0 Comments

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
# Media
# Media

Taoiseach to consider law to protect journalists' sources following alleged INM data breach

Apr 17th 2018, 4:35 PM 6,318 Views 0 Comments

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
# High Court
# High Court

Denis O'Brien application to have costs awarded against Red Flag and Declan Ganley delayed

Apr 17th 2018, 12:20 PM 10,142 Views 0 Comments

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
# High Court
# High Court

INM in attempt to block appointment of inspectors to investigate itself, while Denis O'Brien blames ODCE for leaks

Apr 16th 2018, 6:22 PM 12,313 Views 0 Comments

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?
# Like Its 1999
# Like Its 1999

INM data scandal widens: Just how many people had their emails accessed?

Apr 4th 2018, 9:50 PM 20,885 Views 0 Comments

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
# INM
# INM

Irish Independent editor 'concerned' that journalists' data may have been compromised at INM

Apr 1st 2018, 8:59 AM 14,658 Views 23 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

Declan Ganley WILL be joined as a co-defendant in Denis O'Brien's action against Red Flag Consulting

Mar 22nd 2018, 2:58 PM 10,649 Views 0 Comments

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'
# High Court
# High Court

'That was the time for Denis O'Brien to emerge from the shadows, but he didn't'

Mar 14th 2018, 7:03 PM 18,470 Views 0 Comments

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
# Colm Keaveney
# Colm Keaveney

Former TD comes centre stage in attempt by Denis O'Brien to name Declan Ganley in court action

Mar 13th 2018, 7:04 PM 30,881 Views 0 Comments

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
# Parting Of Ways
From The42
# Parting Of Ways

FAI confirm decade-long association with Denis O'Brien has come to an end

Mar 9th 2018, 7:36 PM 9,752 Views 0 Comments

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
# SiteServ
# SiteServ

Former IBRC chief says costs of inquiry could reach €100 million

Mar 6th 2018, 8:43 PM 10,671 Views 0 Comments

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
# Long Running Case
# Long Running Case

'This claim is odd and absurd': Declan Ganley denies he commissioned dossier about Denis O'Brien

Dec 14th 2017, 10:50 AM 17,903 Views 0 Comments

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
# Long-running Battle
# Long-running Battle

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

Oct 13th 2017, 11:43 AM 18,740 Views 73 Comments

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
# Services
# Services

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

Aug 6th 2017, 7:30 AM 49,237 Views 67 Comments

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
# Donnybrook
# Donnybrook

D4 locals launch bid to block €50 million Denis O'Brien-backed apartment block

May 12th 2017, 6:20 PM 24,905 Views 35 Comments

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
# Dáil Privilege
# Dáil Privilege

Denis O'Brien must pay all costs after failed High Court case

May 2nd 2017, 5:00 PM 19,345 Views 38 Comments

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
# Apartment Life
# Apartment Life

A Denis O'Brien firm has the green light to build luxury apartments in south Dublin

Apr 25th 2017, 1:54 PM 26,468 Views 64 Comments

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
# Denis O'Brien
# Denis O'Brien

Ordinary people - and not judges - should police our politicians' powerful privilege

Apr 3rd 2017, 8:30 PM 439 Views 24 Comments

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
# Next Move
# Next Move

Denis O'Brien to take his time pondering an appeal after 'disappointing' court ruling

Mar 31st 2017, 3:03 PM 12,054 Views 55 Comments

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
# Privilege
# Privilege

Denis O'Brien loses High Court case against Dáil committee

Mar 31st 2017, 10:58 AM 53,022 Views 101 Comments

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'
# Denis O'Brien
# Denis O'Brien

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

Feb 22nd 2017, 10:50 PM 16,393 Views 35 Comments

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
# Newspapers
# Newspapers

Enda Kenny says he's concerned about INM major media merger

Feb 1st 2017, 6:54 PM 10,811 Views 29 Comments

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
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

A new Dublin hotel backed by Denis O'Brien will be aimed at tech-savvy travellers

Jan 18th 2017, 6:05 AM 33,976 Views 47 Comments

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
# Accounts
# Accounts

Denis O'Brien's Communicorp radio empire lost €3.5m last year

Dec 21st 2016, 5:35 PM 11,374 Views 42 Comments

The company owns many of Ireland’s biggest radio stations, including Newstalk and Today FM.

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