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# Denis O'Brien

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# the jet set
Denis O'Brien's private jet is up for sale
It’ll cost you a few euro though.
# Courts
Denis O'Brien is taking legal action over Dáil comments about his finances
The businessman has issued proceedings against the Houses of the Oireachtas and the State.
# The briefcase
Here's everything you need to know about business this week
Everyone was talking about mad cows, free trade and tattooed workers.
# valuable evidence
Why it's pretty unlikely Denis O'Brien will face the banking inquiry
One TD proposed that O’Brien should be called as a witness.
# Courts
High Court refuses to completely lift injunction on RTÉ over Denis O'Brien story
RTÉ lawyers maintained much of what the injunction relates to is now in the public domain.
# Deal or no deal
Is this American billionaire's company about to buy TV3?
UPC owner Liberty Global has emerged as the frontrunner in a potential sale.
# just an ordinary guy
This Dublin MEP thinks Denis O'Brien is entitled to privacy 'like anyone else'
Brian Hayes said he does not believe there was any wrongdoing in deals made between O’Brien and IBRC.
# Dáil wars
After several rows, Sinn Féin votes against IBRC inquiry - but it's still happening
Michael Noonan said he’s “confident” he has addressed the opposition’s concerns.
# IBRC inquiry
Watch Enda Kenny being asked if Fine Gael is too close to Denis O'Brien
“In what way?”
# Dáil claims
Catherine Murphy did NOT abuse privilege with those Denis O'Brien comments
A Dáil committee has ruled that Murphy’s now infamous remarks were not an abuse of parliamentary privilege.
# State of the Nation
Pearse Doherty on latest Denis O'Brien allegations: Prove I'm wrong
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# Dáil claims
Dáil hears new claims about Denis O'Brien's dealings with IBRC
Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said the businessman made three attempts to extend loan agreements with the liquidators of IBRC before a fourth attempt was accepted.
# eyeroll city
Everyone laughed at Enda Kenny in the Dáil today
Meanwhile, the new terms of reference into the IBRC inquiry have been released.
# media space
Talk of an INM move for TV3 dismissed as "highly unlikely" by the company
The cabinet is to debate media merger guidelines today.
# State of the Nation
Was there any 'nod nod wink wink behaviour' at IBRC?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# Kicked to touch
The opposition are worried the IBRC inquiry won't be out until AFTER the election
The Taoiseach has said it’s not possible to issue a deadline for the Commission of Investigation.
# The briefcase
Here's everything you need to know about business this week
Everyone was talking about Denis O’Brien and SiteServ, broadband wars and jobs for the grads.
# Privilege
IBRC is worried that their legal advice over Denis O'Brien will be made public in the Dáil
The judge is too.
# ibrc
I want proof, not a pat on the head and to be told: 'It's fine, go away' - Catherine Murphy
The independent TD said “serious questions” remain unanswered.
# New details
Missing files reveal Siteserv writedown was €9 million more than we previously thought
Previously undisclosed board minutes reveal new details about the Siteserv controversy.
# He Speaks
'I listened to a lot of hysteria': Enda breaks his silence on Denis O'Brien and IBRC
The Taoiseach has made his first public comments since the controversy escalated a week ago.
# SiteServ
IBRC inquiry: Department of Finance reveals details of filing error
Catherine Murphy found out via Twitter, but she’s very happy nonetheless.
# news wrap
Today’s top stories in 6 seconds
Everything you need to know, as we get halfway through your Wednesday.
# obrien v media
Court ruling: Media free to report Dáil comments about Denis O'Brien's debts
Judgement in the O’Brien versus RTÉ is also likely tomorrow.
# Denis O'Brien
Here is the article that Denis O'Brien's lawyers didn't want you to see last Thursday
On foot of clarification in the High Court today, republishes the article we first posted last week relaying Catherine Murphy’s Dáil comments.
# Read all about it
What did Denis O'Brien achieve by trying to stop THAT speech going public?
The Streisand effect in full swing.
'All of that is wrong': Alan Dukes disputes Dáil claims about Denis O'Brien's bank dealings
The former chairman of IBRC was speaking after today’s High Court ruling.
# news wrap
Today’s top stories in 6 seconds
Everything you need to know, as we get halfway through the first day of a four day week.
# Virtual silence
Why has the Taoiseach said nothing about the Denis O'Brien controversy?
Mary Lou McDonald is the latest opposition politician to criticise Enda Kenny.
# High Court
Denis O'Brien says he has "never experienced this level of abuse, venom and hatred"
In a lengthy op-ed in the Irish Times, he says that documents given to Catherine Murphy were stolen.
# Denis O'Brien
Enda Kenny silence on Dáil privilege controversy 'extremely worrying'
Media outlets have been warned not to report Catherine Murphy’s allegations about Denis O’Brien’s dealings with IBRC.
# Injunction
Denis O'Brien has written a letter to Catherine Murphy criticising her
Murphy said, “I believed what I was doing and I still believe what I am doing is in the public interest.”
# Injunction
RTÉ will seek permission to broadcast Catherine Murphy Dáil comments
There are now growing calls for the Dáil to be recalled next week.
# Holi-dáil
The Dáil will NOT be recalled next week
The government has come under pressure to recall TDs next week.
# Siteserv controversy
This former minister wants Enda to tell Denis O'Brien to butt out of politics
“I think it’s chilling that the Taoiseach has nothing to say on this, frankly.”
# High Court
Denis O'Brien has blocked the broadcast of an RTÉ news story about him
The businessman argued that the story contained details of his private finances.
# clinton foundation
Clinton book made false claims about speeches in Ireland
‘Clinton Cash’, a book by conservative Peter Schweizer, claimed that Bill Clinton had been paid for speeches in Ireland.