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#Denis O'Brien

# denis-obrien - Saturday 10 December, 2016

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

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

Dec 10th 2016, 10:00 AM 12,331 Views 46 Comments

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
# High Court
# High Court

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

Dec 1st 2016, 1:40 PM 14,354 Views 0 Comments

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
# High Court
# High Court

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

Nov 29th 2016, 12:34 PM 10,157 Views 0 Comments

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
# Media Merger
# Media Merger

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

Nov 16th 2016, 10:19 AM 12,964 Views 63 Comments

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.

# denis-obrien - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Denis O'Brien hits out at report which raises concerns about media ownership in Ireland
# Lengthy Statement
# Lengthy Statement

Denis O'Brien hits out at report which raises concerns about media ownership in Ireland

Oct 26th 2016, 7:16 PM 19,518 Views 67 Comments

In a statement released tonight, O’Brien said the report makes for “very interesting reading”.

Communications Minister admits he hasn't read report which criticises media ownership in Ireland
# Failure To Communicate
# Failure To Communicate

Communications Minister admits he hasn't read report which criticises media ownership in Ireland

Oct 26th 2016, 5:16 PM 11,595 Views 71 Comments

Minister Naughten said he was not sent the report before it was published on Monday.

# denis-obrien - Monday 24 October, 2016

'Show some backbone' - new report harshly criticises Ireland's culture of media ownership
# Hogging The Media?
# Hogging The Media?

'Show some backbone' - new report harshly criticises Ireland's culture of media ownership

Oct 24th 2016, 5:31 PM 27,757 Views 89 Comments

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.

# denis-obrien - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Donald Trump has launched an attack on Hillary Clinton over her links to Denis O'Brien
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

Donald Trump has launched an attack on Hillary Clinton over her links to Denis O'Brien

Sep 29th 2016, 7:30 AM 55,461 Views 173 Comments

Denis O’Brien has found himself in the middle of the US presidential battle.

# denis-obrien - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Denis O'Brien: Apple was 'picked on' by EU over record €13bn fine
# Policy
# Policy

Denis O'Brien: Apple was 'picked on' by EU over record €13bn fine

Sep 20th 2016, 10:55 PM 9,481 Views 142 Comments

The businessman said that Apple should not be punished over its tax affairs in Ireland.

# denis-obrien - Thursday 1 September, 2016

We'll Leave it There So: Munster star retires, Irish teenager moves to Premier League and all today's sport
# Thursday
From The42
# Thursday

We'll Leave it There So: Munster star retires, Irish teenager moves to Premier League and all today's sport

Sep 1st 2016, 8:20 PM 18,851 Views 1 Comment

Plus, Colin Kaepernick’s NFL career could be over after his refusal to stand for the US national anthem.

"He's my boy": Usain Bolt describes friendship with Denis O'Brien
# Best Friends
# Best Friends

"He's my boy": Usain Bolt describes friendship with Denis O'Brien

Sep 1st 2016, 10:49 AM 43,642 Views 44 Comments

“He’s really a nice person. He has faith in me, he has made me a job for life.”

# denis-obrien - Friday 8 July, 2016

Catherine Murphy makes more claims in the Dáil about Denis O'Brien's finances
# Dáil Privilege
# Dáil Privilege

Catherine Murphy makes more claims in the Dáil about Denis O'Brien's finances

Jul 8th 2016, 7:16 PM 37,081 Views 80 Comments

The Kildare North TD alleges O’Brien went guarantor on a loan to a property developer.

# denis-obrien - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Denis O'Brien: 'The government was wrong to back down on Irish Water'
# Mistake
# Mistake

Denis O'Brien: 'The government was wrong to back down on Irish Water'

May 3rd 2016, 5:00 PM 39,745 Views 234 Comments

O’Brien said he thinks Irish Water was “the right thing” for the country.

# denis-obrien - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Oliver Callan tore into the political elite on last night's Late Late
# Callan Kicked Off
# Callan Kicked Off

Oliver Callan tore into the political elite on last night's Late Late

Apr 23rd 2016, 12:38 PM 63,491 Views 103 Comments

The comedian got everyone talking.

# denis-obrien - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

A case against Denis O'Brien and Michael Lowry won't go ahead - because of a law from 1634
# Champerty
# Champerty

A case against Denis O'Brien and Michael Lowry won't go ahead - because of a law from 1634

Apr 20th 2016, 6:13 PM 31,593 Views 0 Comments

The plaintiff does not have the €10 million required to take the case.

# denis-obrien - Monday 21 March, 2016

The company formerly known as Siteserv is going Stateside
# Breaking America
# Breaking America

The company formerly known as Siteserv is going Stateside

Mar 21st 2016, 8:25 PM 15,875 Views 40 Comments

Actavo is entering the US market for the first time.

# denis-obrien - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Denis O'Brien Snr's funeral was a veritable who's who of Ireland's rich and powerful
# RIP
# RIP

Denis O'Brien Snr's funeral was a veritable who's who of Ireland's rich and powerful

Feb 23rd 2016, 6:45 PM 55,326 Views 49 Comments

The 85-year-old died on Monday.

# denis-obrien - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Who is Michael Lowry and what's everyone's problem with him?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Who is Michael Lowry and what's everyone's problem with him?

Jan 26th 2016, 6:27 PM 46,507 Views 137 Comments

The Tipperary TD is the subject of the latest political controversy, but why is everyone talking about him?

# denis-obrien - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

High Court says businessman in tax affairs case can be named as Denis O'Brien
# Court
# Court

High Court says businessman in tax affairs case can be named as Denis O'Brien

Jan 13th 2016, 11:40 AM 22,174 Views 0 Comments

Yesterday, Justice O’Malley ordered that only the man’s initials could be published.

# denis-obrien - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

Denis O'Brien is waving goodbye to his Topaz service station empire
# Fuelled To Go
# Fuelled To Go

Denis O'Brien is waving goodbye to his Topaz service station empire

Dec 2nd 2015, 4:40 PM 44,431 Views 162 Comments

The company is being sold to a Canadian firm for a secret sum.

# denis-obrien - Monday 30 November, 2015

Gone: One of Communicorp's top radio executives is stepping down
# Today FM
# Today FM

Gone: One of Communicorp's top radio executives is stepping down

Nov 30th 2015, 6:18 PM 15,077 Views 25 Comments

Peter McPartlin – boss of Today FM and its Dublin sister station TXFM – is resigning.

# denis-obrien - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Denis O'Brien is to purchase a €2.5 million painting and donate it to the state
# Philanthropist
# Philanthropist

Denis O'Brien is to purchase a €2.5 million painting and donate it to the state

Nov 18th 2015, 4:13 PM 16,797 Views 113 Comments

The painting is part of the Russborough House collection which has been the subject of much controversy over the last six months.

# denis-obrien - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

What on earth is this Siteserv story all about - and why is it back in the news?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What on earth is this Siteserv story all about - and why is it back in the news?

Nov 11th 2015, 7:30 PM 20,341 Views 57 Comments

Denis O’Brien, IBRC and an obsessive TD are all part of tangled web of controversy.

# denis-obrien - Monday 9 November, 2015

The 'farcical' Anglo loans inquiry could be on the verge of collapse
# SiteServ
# SiteServ

The 'farcical' Anglo loans inquiry could be on the verge of collapse

Nov 9th 2015, 11:10 PM 28,810 Views 98 Comments

The inquiry into the sale of certain loans by the former Anglo Irish Bank is in trouble.

# denis-obrien - Friday 16 October, 2015

How did a dossier about Denis O'Brien mysteriously end up on Denis O'Brien's desk?
# Red Flag
# Red Flag

How did a dossier about Denis O'Brien mysteriously end up on Denis O'Brien's desk?

Oct 16th 2015, 10:40 PM 32,924 Views 0 Comments

Lawyers for PR firm Red Flag were asking that question in court today.

# denis-obrien - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Denis O'Brien's empire just got a little bit bigger - Topaz has bought out Esso
# Takeover
# Takeover

Denis O'Brien's empire just got a little bit bigger - Topaz has bought out Esso

Oct 15th 2015, 9:40 PM 33,512 Views 139 Comments

The deal is rumoured to be worth in the region of €70 million.

# denis-obrien - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Denis O'Brien claims in court that an Irish firm is involved in a conspiracy against him
# Courts
# Courts

Denis O'Brien claims in court that an Irish firm is involved in a conspiracy against him

Oct 14th 2015, 6:19 PM 16,808 Views 0 Comments

He has taken action against consulting firm Red Flag.

# denis-obrien - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Denis O'Brien's legal action against the Oireachtas is back in court today
# Courts
# Courts

Denis O'Brien's legal action against the Oireachtas is back in court today

Oct 7th 2015, 6:06 AM 8,274 Views 0 Comments

The action was taken by the businessman earlier this year over remarks made in the Dáil under privilege regarding his banking affairs with IBRC.

# denis-obrien - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Denis O'Brien's Digicel is taking on Google, Facebook, and Yahoo
# Ad Blocking
# Ad Blocking

Denis O'Brien's Digicel is taking on Google, Facebook, and Yahoo

Sep 30th 2015, 8:11 PM 20,766 Views 79 Comments

The company is introducing ad blocking at a network level.

# denis-obrien - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Denis O'Brien is selling about €2 billion of his company - but he gets to stay boss
# Numero Uno
# Numero Uno

Denis O'Brien is selling about €2 billion of his company - but he gets to stay boss

Sep 22nd 2015, 4:49 PM 17,492 Views 42 Comments

It’s all looking up for DOB.

# denis-obrien - Monday 10 August, 2015

Denis O'Brien has been clogging people's Twitter timelines with something a little different...
# Dobfilms
# Dobfilms

Denis O'Brien has been clogging people's Twitter timelines with something a little different...

Aug 10th 2015, 1:53 PM 25,883 Views 68 Comments

#DOBfilms have been trending recently on Twitter. And they’re great.

# denis-obrien - Sunday 9 August, 2015

Frank Flannery says Denis O'Brien is 'not above or below the law'
# Dáil Privilege
# Dáil Privilege

Frank Flannery says Denis O'Brien is 'not above or below the law'

Aug 9th 2015, 4:27 PM 17,834 Views 101 Comments

“People in the Third Reich thought what’s happening to the Jews would never happen to them, but finally the knock came.”

# denis-obrien - Saturday 8 August, 2015

O'Brien hits back at Irish Times in letter to the editor
# Dangerous
# Dangerous

O'Brien hits back at Irish Times in letter to the editor

Aug 8th 2015, 11:17 AM 38,660 Views 144 Comments

O’Brien says he is seeking vindication over falsehoods uttered about him.

# denis-obrien - Friday 7 August, 2015

Who dares confront touchy billionaire Denis O'Brien?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Who dares confront touchy billionaire Denis O'Brien?

Aug 7th 2015, 5:00 PM 1,575 Views 207 Comments

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.

# denis-obrien - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Denis O'Brien has asked Waterford Whispers News to remove an article
# Parallel Universe
# Parallel Universe

Denis O'Brien has asked Waterford Whispers News to remove an article

Aug 6th 2015, 7:57 PM 84,483 Views 195 Comments

The billionaire asked his legal team to protect his good name and reputation.

# denis-obrien - Monday 3 August, 2015

Denis O'Brien has launched legal action against a Dáil committee
# Dáil Privilege
# Dáil Privilege

Denis O'Brien has launched legal action against a Dáil committee

Aug 3rd 2015, 11:54 PM 27,892 Views 0 Comments

Every member of the CPP has been named in letters from the businessman’s lawyers.

# denis-obrien - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Judge says Denis O'Brien's action against the Oireachtas is not urgent
# Denis O'Brien
# Denis O'Brien

Judge says Denis O'Brien's action against the Oireachtas is not urgent

Jul 1st 2015, 12:29 PM 9,278 Views 0 Comments

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.

# denis-obrien - Friday 26 June, 2015

Denis O'Brien wants people to buy at least $200m of his company
# Caribbean Gold
# Caribbean Gold

Denis O'Brien wants people to buy at least $200m of his company

Jun 26th 2015, 4:39 PM 17,154 Views 67 Comments

Big plans from DOB.