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# Denis O'Brien

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# media and arts
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.
# High Court
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.
# High Court
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.
# media merger
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.
# lengthy statement
Denis O'Brien hits out at report which raises concerns about media ownership in Ireland
In a statement released tonight, O’Brien said the report makes for “very interesting reading”.
# failure to communicate
Communications Minister admits he hasn't read report which criticises media ownership in Ireland
Minister Naughten said he was not sent the report before it was published on Monday.
# hogging the media?
'Show some backbone' - new report harshly criticises Ireland's culture of media ownership
A new report commissioned by Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan for an EU grouping takes aim at both RTÉ and billionaire media mogul Denis O’Brien.
# War of Words
Donald Trump has launched an attack on Hillary Clinton over her links to Denis O'Brien
Denis O’Brien has found himself in the middle of the US presidential battle.
# Policy
Denis O'Brien: Apple was 'picked on' by EU over record €13bn fine
The businessman said that Apple should not be punished over its tax affairs in Ireland.
# thursday
We'll Leave it There So: Munster star retires, Irish teenager moves to Premier League and all today's sport
Plus, Colin Kaepernick’s NFL career could be over after his refusal to stand for the US national anthem.
# best friends
"He's my boy": Usain Bolt describes friendship with Denis O'Brien
“He’s really a nice person. He has faith in me, he has made me a job for life.”
# Dáil privilege
Catherine Murphy makes more claims in the Dáil about Denis O'Brien's finances
The Kildare North TD alleges O’Brien went guarantor on a loan to a property developer.
# Mistake
Denis O'Brien: 'The government was wrong to back down on Irish Water'
O’Brien said he thinks Irish Water was “the right thing” for the country.
# callan kicked off
Oliver Callan tore into the political elite on last night's Late Late
The comedian got everyone talking.
# Champerty
A case against Denis O'Brien and Michael Lowry won't go ahead - because of a law from 1634
The plaintiff does not have the €10 million required to take the case.
# breaking america
The company formerly known as Siteserv is going Stateside
Actavo is entering the US market for the first time.
Denis O'Brien Snr's funeral was a veritable who's who of Ireland's rich and powerful
The 85-year-old died on Monday.
# Explainer
Who is Michael Lowry and what's everyone's problem with him?
The Tipperary TD is the subject of the latest political controversy, but why is everyone talking about him?
# Court
High Court says businessman in tax affairs case can be named as Denis O'Brien
Yesterday, Justice O’Malley ordered that only the man’s initials could be published.
# fuelled to go
Denis O'Brien is waving goodbye to his Topaz service station empire
The company is being sold to a Canadian firm for a secret sum.
# Today FM
Gone: One of Communicorp's top radio executives is stepping down
Peter McPartlin – boss of Today FM and its Dublin sister station TXFM – is resigning.
# Philanthropist
Denis O'Brien is to purchase a €2.5 million painting and donate it to the state
The painting is part of the Russborough House collection which has been the subject of much controversy over the last six months.
# Explainer
What on earth is this Siteserv story all about - and why is it back in the news?
Denis O’Brien, IBRC and an obsessive TD are all part of tangled web of controversy.
# SiteServ
The 'farcical' Anglo loans inquiry could be on the verge of collapse
The inquiry into the sale of certain loans by the former Anglo Irish Bank is in trouble.
# red flag
How did a dossier about Denis O'Brien mysteriously end up on Denis O'Brien's desk?
Lawyers for PR firm Red Flag were asking that question in court today.
# Takeover
Denis O'Brien's empire just got a little bit bigger - Topaz has bought out Esso
The deal is rumoured to be worth in the region of €70 million.
# Courts
Denis O'Brien claims in court that an Irish firm is involved in a conspiracy against him
He has taken action against consulting firm Red Flag.
# Courts
Denis O'Brien's legal action against the Oireachtas is back in court today
The action was taken by the businessman earlier this year over remarks made in the Dáil under privilege regarding his banking affairs with IBRC.
# ad blocking
Denis O'Brien's Digicel is taking on Google, Facebook, and Yahoo
The company is introducing ad blocking at a network level.
# Numero uno
Denis O'Brien is selling about €2 billion of his company - but he gets to stay boss
It’s all looking up for DOB.
# dobfilms
Denis O'Brien has been clogging people's Twitter timelines with something a little different...
#DOBfilms have been trending recently on Twitter. And they’re great.
# Dáil privilege
Frank Flannery says Denis O'Brien is 'not above or below the law'
“People in the Third Reich thought what’s happening to the Jews would never happen to them, but finally the knock came.”
# Dangerous
O'Brien hits back at Irish Times in letter to the editor
O’Brien says he is seeking vindication over falsehoods uttered about him.
Who dares confront touchy billionaire Denis O'Brien?
The underlying problem is one of concentration of power and inequality in Ireland. If O’Brien was not as powerful as he is, his legal actions would not go very far.
# parallel universe
Denis O'Brien has asked Waterford Whispers News to remove an article
The billionaire asked his legal team to protect his good name and reputation.
# Dáil privilege
Denis O'Brien has launched legal action against a Dáil committee
Every member of the CPP has been named in letters from the businessman’s lawyers.
# Denis O'Brien
Judge says Denis O'Brien's action against the Oireachtas is not urgent
The action, which relates to the statements made about O’Brien and his banking affairs with IBRC made under Dáil privilege recently, has been put back until October.
# Caribbean Gold
Denis O'Brien wants people to buy at least $200m of his company
Big plans from DOB.