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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Denis O'Brien

All time
# Award
Denis O'Brien received a lifetime achievement award for contribution to tech industry
The award recognises the “valuable contribution made by an individual to the growth of the technology industry”
# Courts
IBRC lawyers: 'There are no laws to protect the public against boring stories'
Denis O’Brien took an injunction action against RTÉ to prevent a broadcast of an item.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
A little girl egged at a No campaign event, the death of Derek Davis and a train crash in Philadelphia had people talking today.
# Freedom of Expression
"Mr O'Brien is a media baron" - RTÉ fights action against Denis O'Brien
The businessman is seeking an injunction against the broadcast of an RTÉ news item.
Denis O'Brien begins injunction case against RTÉ - reporting restrictions imposed on media
The businessman is seeking to prevent the broadcast of a news story in which he features.
# Not happy
Murphy calls on KPMG to remove itself from Siteserv probe
A Fianna Fáil motion calling for an independent commission to be established has been defeated by the government.
# Injunction
An RTÉ story about Denis O'Brien has been blocked until at least 12 May
The High Court heard today that IBRC will also be seeking an injunction.
# High Court
Denis O'Brien wants an injunction to stop RTÉ airing a story about him
The matter will come before the High Court again tomorrow.
# Conflict of Interest
Alex White: 'Sinn Féin operates on smears ... they can't be taken seriously'
Labour and Sinn Féin clashed over the Siteserv review … again.
# Farce
We tried to find out who Siteserv's shareholders are ... it didn't go to plan
When in doubt, hit the F10 button.
# The briefcase
Here's everything you need to know about business this week
Everyone was talking about SiteServ, mobilegeddon and food-delivery wars.
# SiteServ
Alan Dukes has A LOT to say about the 'odd ideas' at the Department of Finance
The former finance minister explained why IBRC and the department didn’t always get along.
# Siterserv
Enda says a full inquiry into Siteserv would take quite a long time
More documents released under FOI show that Siteserv was not the only issue of contention between the department and IBRC.
# following the money
Noonan announces review into Siteserv deal as more FOI documents emerge
The Department of Finance questioned whether shareholders should have received €5 million.
# Explainer
What exactly is Siteserv - and why is everyone talking about it?
Catherine Murphy tells us about the “extraordinary turn of events” that led to taxpayers losing millions.
# following the money
More than one whistleblower came forward with Siteserv information
The plot thickens…
# Notes on a scandal
Here are the HEAVILY redacted documents that raise questions about IBRC's sale of Siteserv
The documents were released to independent TD Catherine Murphy under Freedom of Information.
# SiteServ
Spending watchdog to examine IBRC sale of Siteserv... and more FOIs to be released
Earlier, Alan Dukes denied any impropriety in the sale of Siteserv to the Denis O’Brien company.
# Water Meters
The curious case of an 'obsessive' TD, the state losing millions, and a Denis O'Brien company
Catherine Murphy wants a full inquiry into deals made by IBRC.
# The briefcase
Here's everything you need to know about business this week
Everyone was talking about Ryanair’s U-turn, trains and automobiles, and the city-country divide.
# Cashing Out
Denis O'Brien's media empire just got that bit smaller
But the O’Brien-controlled Independent News and Media wants to use its new cash windfall to expand in Ireland.
# On the up
Denis O'Brien is making more money from his petrol stations
The company has laid out a €20 million programme of investment.
# we are the world
A billionaire and his nannies... and a few other things going down at Davos
Tough luck if you weren’t one of the tycoons or celebrities invited.
# Billionaires Paradise
Enda Kenny is headed there, along with Denis O'Brien... So what's this Davos all about?
It’s a bit like school camp, but for billionaires.
# fair and square
Irish Water: No rules were broken when GMC Sierra won metering contract
TD Catherine Murphy has raised the issue in the Dáil on numerous occasions.
# Vintage
Michael O'Leary's ice bucket challenge is the most Michael O'Leary thing ever
Oh, and Denis O’Brien did one too.
# inbox me
The Briefcase: Russia freezes us out, house prices and drinking on the job
This was the week in business.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
Everyone’s talking about Obama considering hitting Iraq, Russia’s ban on EU food, and Denis O’Brien…
# Cashing Out
Denis O'Brien has sold a €4.7 million stake in Aer Lingus
O’Brien now owns just over 2.4% of the airline.
# make money
Denis O'Brien makes British rich list
€3.85 billion. Well for some.
# on board
Denis O'Brien owned Topaz appoints Brian Cowen as director
A number of O’Brien’s other close associates have also been appointed to the board.
# money is power
Those with 'deep pockets' control the media - Clare Daly
Mick Wallace added: “People are afraid of the money and power of Denis O’Brien, he’s worth billions … His influence to shape the news is too great.”
# Sold
Denis O'Brien to take over Beacon Hospital in Sandyford
UPMC Ireland said that a ‘generous offer’ was made by the businessman.
# Davos
Denis O'Brien believes politicians are the economy's biggest problem
The 55-year-old was speaking ahead of the World Economic Forum this week.
# Expansion
Digicel plans €500m investment as Denis O'Brien targets 'massive push' in 2014
In an interview with the Financial Times, O’Brien said that an expected $650m dividend from the company to him “hasn’t been paid yet”.
# Review
Opinion: Delaney's Late Late Show interview an all-too-predictable affair
The FAI Chief Executive discussed his side’s new management team on the show last night.
# Tribunal
Lowry: I'll fight Moriarty costs ruling all the way to European Courts
The former communications minister has been ordered to pay two thirds of his Tribunal costs.
# Lucy Gaffney
Communicorp's Lucy Gaffney: There was too much fat in INM
Chairwoman of Communicorp and board member of INM and Digicel also says that her boss Denis O’Brien is “demanding” but “not ruthless”.
# economic forum
Global Irish Economic Forum to get underway at Dublin Castle
Minister for Foreign affairs Éamon Gilmore will deliver the opening address this morning.
# Prime Numbers
John Waters, junior doctors and jail: The week in numbers
Plus: How much money did the bars in Leinster House make last year?