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#Denis O'Brien

# denis-obrien - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

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.

# denis-obrien - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

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.

# denis-obrien - Friday 1 May, 2015

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.

# denis-obrien - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Denis O'Brien wants an injunction to stop RTÉ airing a story about him

The matter will come before the High Court again tomorrow.

Alex White: 'Sinn Féin operates on smears ... they can't be taken seriously'

Labour and Sinn Féin clashed over the Siteserv review … again.

# denis-obrien - Monday 27 April, 2015

# denis-obrien - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Here's everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about SiteServ, mobilegeddon and food-delivery wars.

# denis-obrien - Friday 24 April, 2015

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.

Enda says a full inquiry into Siteserv would take quite a long time Siterserv This post contains videos

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.

# denis-obrien - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Noonan announces review into Siteserv deal as more FOI documents emerge

The Department of Finance questioned whether shareholders should have received €5 million.

What exactly is Siteserv - and why is everyone talking about it? Explainer This post contains videos

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.

More than one whistleblower came forward with Siteserv information Following The Money This post contains videos

# denis-obrien - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

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.

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.

# denis-obrien - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

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.

# denis-obrien - Sunday 22 March, 2015

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.

# denis-obrien - Thursday 19 March, 2015

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.

# denis-obrien - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Denis O'Brien is making more money from his petrol stations

The company has laid out a €20 million programme of investment.

# denis-obrien - Thursday 22 January, 2015

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.

# denis-obrien - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

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.

# denis-obrien - Friday 12 December, 2014

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.

# denis-obrien - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Michael O'Leary's ice bucket challenge is the most Michael O'Leary thing ever

Oh, and Denis O’Brien did one too.

# denis-obrien - Friday 8 August, 2014

# denis-obrien - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about Obama considering hitting Iraq, Russia’s ban on EU food, and Denis O’Brien…

Denis O'Brien has sold a €4.7 million stake in Aer Lingus

O’Brien now owns just over 2.4% of the airline.

# denis-obrien - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Denis O'Brien makes British rich list

€3.85 billion. Well for some.

# denis-obrien - Friday 2 May, 2014

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.

# denis-obrien - Friday 11 April, 2014

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.”

# denis-obrien - Monday 7 April, 2014

Denis O'Brien to take over Beacon Hospital in Sandyford

UPMC Ireland said that a ‘generous offer’ was made by the businessman.

# denis-obrien - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

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.

# denis-obrien - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

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”.

# denis-obrien - Saturday 9 November, 2013

From The42 Opinion: Delaney's Late Late Show interview an all-too-predictable affair 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.

# denis-obrien - Friday 8 November, 2013

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.

# denis-obrien - Saturday 26 October, 2013

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”.

# denis-obrien - Friday 4 October, 2013

Global Irish Economic Forum to get underway at Dublin Castle

Minister for Foreign affairs Éamon Gilmore will deliver the opening address this morning.

# denis-obrien - Saturday 7 September, 2013

John Waters, junior doctors and jail: The week in numbers

Plus: How much money did the bars in Leinster House make last year?

# denis-obrien - Friday 6 September, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about events in Bailieborough and Denis O’Brien’s tax bill.

Denis O’Brien wins High Court case, will not have to pay €57m tax bill

The case focused on whether or not the billionaire businessman lived at a property on Raglan Road in Ballsbridge.

# denis-obrien - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Cavemen, Cowen and Coca-Cola: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of people in Ireland smoke? And what’s the average weekly wage?

# denis-obrien - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Pat Kenny on revealing his salary: ‘I don’t have to, I’m not going to, that’s the new world!’

The broadcaster said he did not contact Denis O’Brien prior to his appointment, stating “You don’t go into someone and say ‘I’m great, why don’t you hire me’.”