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#Denis O'Brien

# denis-obrien - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Pat Rabbitte: I've no concerns about Denis O'Brien's invite to Irish economic forum
# Media Ownership
# Media Ownership

Pat Rabbitte: I've no concerns about Denis O'Brien's invite to Irish economic forum

Aug 27th 2013, 9:33 AM 6,055 Views 53 Comments

The Communications Minister was asked this morning if he was equating media magnate Denis O’Brien with China. He denied he was.

# denis-obrien - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Denis O'Brien's company fails to win Myanmar phone licence
# Denis O'Brien
# Denis O'Brien

Denis O'Brien's company fails to win Myanmar phone licence

Jun 27th 2013, 3:59 PM 7,549 Views 46 Comments

The syndicate involving O’Brien’s Digicel Group has missed out on being awarded one of two nationwide phone licences.

# denis-obrien - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Big softie Des Cahill recalls the night he cried on stage with Christy O'Connor Jr
# Special Olympics
From The42
# Special Olympics

Big softie Des Cahill recalls the night he cried on stage with Christy O'Connor Jr

Jun 20th 2013, 9:30 PM 6,774 Views 9 Comments

The RTÉ presenter on getting choked up at a Special Olympics fundraiser .

# denis-obrien - Sunday 17 March, 2013

Martin wants Moriarty reopened, Taoiseach says Tribunal's work is finished
# Moriarty Tribunal
# Moriarty Tribunal

Martin wants Moriarty reopened, Taoiseach says Tribunal's work is finished

Mar 17th 2013, 6:36 PM 7,501 Views 85 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader wants a specific module of the tribunal reopened in light of new allegations concerning a previously undisclosed payment made by independent TD Michael Lowry to the land agent Kevin Phelan.

# denis-obrien - Friday 15 March, 2013

Gardaí examining Lowry tape as conversation is aired on national TV
# Michael Lowry
# Michael Lowry

Gardaí examining Lowry tape as conversation is aired on national TV

Mar 15th 2013, 11:19 AM 20,425 Views 121 Comments

Independent TD Michael Lowry can be heard making reference to a £250,000 payment which he said he never declared.

# denis-obrien - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Denis O'Brien and Dermot Desmond among five Irishmen on Forbes rich list
# Baby You're A Rich Man
# Baby You're A Rich Man

Denis O'Brien and Dermot Desmond among five Irishmen on Forbes rich list

Mar 5th 2013, 8:37 AM 14,944 Views 53 Comments

The list is once again topped by the Mexican telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim who has a net worth of $73 billion.

# denis-obrien - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Press Council defends record after Denis O'Brien libel action
# Press Council
# Press Council

Press Council defends record after Denis O'Brien libel action

Feb 20th 2013, 9:00 AM 3,852 Views 12 Comments

O’Brien was awarded €150,000 in damages in relation to an article by journalist Paul Drury published in the Irish Daily Mail.

# denis-obrien - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Associated Newspapers 'will consider an appeal' over Denis O'Brien ruling
# Denis O'Brien
# Denis O'Brien

Associated Newspapers 'will consider an appeal' over Denis O'Brien ruling

Feb 14th 2013, 9:54 PM 8,456 Views 2 Comments

The Irish Daily Mail’s legal representative says the newspaper is “extremely disappointed” with this evening’s outcome.

Denis O'Brien awarded €150k in damages in defamation case against newspaper
# Defamation
# Defamation

Denis O'Brien awarded €150k in damages in defamation case against newspaper

Feb 14th 2013, 8:39 PM 12,951 Views 67 Comments

Businessman Denis O’Brien has been awarded damages following his defamation case against the Irish Daily Mail.

# denis-obrien - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Change of CEO in Denis O'Brien's radio group
# Communicorp
# Communicorp

Change of CEO in Denis O'Brien's radio group

Dec 22nd 2012, 2:14 PM 9,368 Views 15 Comments

Communicorp announced Gervaise Slowey as the new head of its radio group, replacing Paddy Halpenny.

# denis-obrien - Thursday 6 December, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Dec 6th 2012, 8:49 AM 8,316 Views 7 Comments

It’s the morning after the €3.5 billion day before… so let’s bring you up to speed. Good morning!

# denis-obrien - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Binders and crossing the Alps barefoot: The week in quotes
# Said And Done
# Said And Done

Binders and crossing the Alps barefoot: The week in quotes

Oct 21st 2012, 7:00 PM 5,434 Views 1 Comment

“I went to a number of women’s groups and I said ‘can you help us find folks?’and they brought us whole binders full of women.”

# denis-obrien - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Denis O'Brien: doing business with Apple is "like going on methadone"
# Recession
# Recession

Denis O'Brien: doing business with Apple is "like going on methadone"

Sep 25th 2012, 9:19 PM 24,986 Views 68 Comments

The tycoon also said Irish people had behaved like adults during the recession.

# denis-obrien - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Irish Daily Star criticised by palace and UK owners for publishing topless Kate pics
# Kate Middleton
# Kate Middleton

Irish Daily Star criticised by palace and UK owners for publishing topless Kate pics

Sep 15th 2012, 3:48 PM 77,374 Views 158 Comments

St James’s Palace has said that the actions of the Irish tabloid have been motivated by greed, while the paper’s UK owners are consulting lawyers.

# denis-obrien - Monday 27 August, 2012

Leslie Buckley appointed chairman of INM
# INM
# INM

Leslie Buckley appointed chairman of INM

Aug 27th 2012, 9:56 PM 6,258 Views 29 Comments

Independent News and Media confirmed the election of Buckley as chairman and three others as company directors at today’s EGM.

The Evening Fix: Monday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Monday

Aug 27th 2012, 7:50 PM 11,186 Views 1 Comment

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

# denis-obrien - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Aug 7th 2012, 4:54 PM 6,362 Views 9 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Browne accuses O'Brien of using 'considerable wealth to stifle criticism'
# Vinb V DOB
# Vinb V DOB

Browne accuses O'Brien of using 'considerable wealth to stifle criticism'

Aug 7th 2012, 3:56 PM 11,682 Views 51 Comments

Vincent Browne’s Politico.ie publishes correspondence from Denis O’Brien – including threats of legal action.

# denis-obrien - Saturday 4 August, 2012

Medals, marathons and urine tests: London 2012 in numbers
# Prime Numbers
From The Daily Edge
# Prime Numbers

Medals, marathons and urine tests: London 2012 in numbers

Aug 4th 2012, 7:30 PM 7,445 Views 12 Comments

How much gold is in an Olympic Gold medal? And just how bad IS that South Korean archer’s vision?

# denis-obrien - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Broadcasting Authority 'not obliged' to review Denis O'Brien's media holdings
# Media
# Media

Broadcasting Authority 'not obliged' to review Denis O'Brien's media holdings

Jul 26th 2012, 3:19 PM 3,275 Views 11 Comments

The broadcasting watchdog says Denis O’Brien doesn’t “control” Independent News & Media – he just has “a substantial interest”.

# denis-obrien - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

BAI to write to O'Brien's Communicorp to discuss media ownership
# Media
# Media

BAI to write to O'Brien's Communicorp to discuss media ownership

Jul 24th 2012, 4:39 PM 3,240 Views 10 Comments

The broadcasting watchdog will write to Denis O’Brien’s radio company, “on the subject matter of control and ownership”.

# denis-obrien - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

In full: Michael Lowry and Denis O'Brien's statements on court ruling
# Moriarty Tribunal
# Moriarty Tribunal

In full: Michael Lowry and Denis O'Brien's statements on court ruling

Jul 17th 2012, 5:34 PM 4,013 Views 6 Comments

Both men are looking forward to defending themselves against allegations made about the awarding of Ireland’s second mobile phone licence in 1995.

Lowry, O’Brien welcome court ruling allowing challenge to mobile licence decision
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Lowry, O’Brien welcome court ruling allowing challenge to mobile licence decision

Jul 17th 2012, 5:20 PM 3,687 Views 15 Comments

The former Communications Minister and Digicel chairman say the consortia’s claim is without merit, evidence or substance but Declan Ganley has said he will be pursuing his case with vigour.

# denis-obrien - Friday 8 June, 2012

Independent News & Media chairman and finance chief voted off board
# INM
# INM

Independent News & Media chairman and finance chief voted off board

Jun 8th 2012, 9:46 PM 5,383 Views 12 Comments

Today’s annual general meeting also saw director Paul Connolly survive a move to remove him from the board.

Tense scenes expected at Independent News & Media AGM today
# Media
# Media

Tense scenes expected at Independent News & Media AGM today

Jun 8th 2012, 8:29 AM 1,894 Views 1 Comment

The company has asked shareholders to remove a representative of Denis O’Brien from his position as director.

# denis-obrien - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Denis O'Brien's Digicel hits profits of more that $1bn
# Denis O'Brien
# Denis O'Brien

Denis O'Brien's Digicel hits profits of more that $1bn

Jun 6th 2012, 1:40 PM 2,641 Views 12 Comments

It’s the first time the telecoms group has reached profits of this level. It operates across the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific.

# denis-obrien - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

May 15th 2012, 7:54 PM 3,374 Views 0 Comments

Your essential roundup of the day’s big stories – plus any other bits and pieces you may have missed…

Denis O'Brien criticises Sindo for "one of the most biased campaigns ever waged"
# Media Wars
# Media Wars

Denis O'Brien criticises Sindo for "one of the most biased campaigns ever waged"

May 15th 2012, 2:45 PM 5,820 Views 24 Comments

O’Brien’s spokesman highlighted a recent edition of the paper which he said contained 15 articles designed solely to discredit the billionaire businessman.

# denis-obrien - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

No deal to give tender for water meters to O'Brien firm, insists minister
# Water Meters
# Water Meters

No deal to give tender for water meters to O'Brien firm, insists minister

May 8th 2012, 11:54 AM 8,761 Views 29 Comments

Pat Rabbitte says reports that SiteServ has won the tender to install water meters in Irish homes are incorrect.

# denis-obrien - Friday 4 May, 2012

The 9 at 9: Friday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

May 4th 2012, 8:29 AM 5,099 Views 13 Comments

We hope you’re looking forward to the Bank Holiday weekend. But first, here’s nine things you should know by 9am today.

# denis-obrien - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Investor buys 5 per cent of Independent News & Media in one single trade
# Power Struggle
# Power Struggle

Investor buys 5 per cent of Independent News & Media in one single trade

May 3rd 2012, 2:18 PM 2,959 Views 2 Comments

A single trade worth almost €10 million – totaling some 27.7 million shares – went through on the stroke of noon.

# denis-obrien - Sunday 29 April, 2012

Denis O'Brien the biggest Irish loser on the Sunday Times Rich List
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Denis O'Brien the biggest Irish loser on the Sunday Times Rich List

Apr 29th 2012, 1:27 PM 10,266 Views 29 Comments

It’s not all bad news for O’Brien though. He’s still Ireland’s second richest person.

# denis-obrien - Friday 27 April, 2012

Column: 'The press is becoming the battleground for thought control'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 'The press is becoming the battleground for thought control'

Apr 27th 2012, 2:01 PM 37 Views 16 Comments

Nobody is investing in newspapers for profit any more, writes Michael McDowell. Instead, it’s driven by political and editorial control and influence.

# denis-obrien - Thursday 26 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Apr 26th 2012, 8:29 AM 4,175 Views 7 Comments

Good morning! Hope you’re not too wet out there…

# denis-obrien - Friday 20 April, 2012

AUDIO: What did Gavin O'Reilly do with his first day post-INM resignation?
# INM
# INM

AUDIO: What did Gavin O'Reilly do with his first day post-INM resignation?

Apr 20th 2012, 6:10 PM 4,908 Views 9 Comments

Family visits and a holiday are in the offing… However, INM re-releases its statement today to remove the word ‘unanimous’ from the directors’ decision on the deal O’Reilly received on departure.

# denis-obrien - Thursday 19 April, 2012

Gavin O'Reilly steps down as CEO of INM
# INM
# INM

Gavin O'Reilly steps down as CEO of INM

Apr 19th 2012, 4:41 PM 5,626 Views 34 Comments

Vincent Crowley, current Group Chief Operating Officer, appointed in his place.

# denis-obrien - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

George Hook: I'll quit if Denis O'Brien is convicted of malfeasance
# VINB
# VINB

George Hook: I'll quit if Denis O'Brien is convicted of malfeasance

Apr 17th 2012, 10:35 AM 12,065 Views 37 Comments

Hook on tribunals, media ownership and Rupert Murdoch…

# denis-obrien - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Michael Lowry hits out at media 'baying for his blood'
# Moriarty
# Moriarty

Michael Lowry hits out at media 'baying for his blood'

Apr 10th 2012, 9:45 AM 2,822 Views 43 Comments

The deputy said he had been victimised by the “self-appointed beacons of virtue” over his meetings with ministers.

# denis-obrien - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Apr 4th 2012, 8:32 AM 5,298 Views 2 Comments

Nine things to know this morning…

Government link with Denis O'Brien is 'overhyped' - FG Chairman
# Relationship
# Relationship

Government link with Denis O'Brien is 'overhyped' - FG Chairman

Apr 4th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,339 Views 36 Comments

Charlie Flanagan has sought to play down the link between the government and the businessman but did say there needed to be “clear blue water” between ministers and anyone implicated by the Moriarty Tribunal.