Businessman Denis O'Brien and two companies controlled by him are seeking to be given documents used in a court application by the Director of Corporate Enforcement to have inspectors appointed to investigate matters at Independent News & Media.
Fri, 06 Mar, 2020
The High Court has made directions for the convening next month of a meeting of Independent News & Media shareholders to consider the proposed €145.6 million acquisition of the group by Belgian media company Mediahuis.
Mon, 20 May, 2019
Independent News & Media, INM, has said its board and the company’s management intended to remain focused on the business and ensuring that the Group’s operations continue, so far as possible, to be conducted as normal.
Tue, 04 Sep, 2018
Independent News & Media has told the High Court the State’s corporate watchdog unfairly criticised its response to his concerns about sharing of company information between Leslie Buckley, when he was chairman of INM, and its major shareholder Denis O’Brien.
Thu, 12 Jul, 2018
It remains unclear how the apparent “interrogation” of the data of 19 people, including journalists and two senior counsel to the Moriarty Tribunal, was linked to a cost-cutting exercise at Independent News & Media, the High Court has been told.
Tue, 10 Jul, 2018
The State’s corporate watchdog is concerned that several serious matters suggest a “fundamental malaise” within Independent News & Media and a “culture of deference” to its major shareholder, Denis O’Brien, the president of the High Court has heard.
Tue, 10 Jul, 2018
Four people concerned their data may have been accessed during an alleged data breach at Independent News & Media are to get access to documents for the corporate watchdog's application, opening at the High Court next week, to have inspectors appointed to the media group.
Thu, 05 Jul, 2018
INM is not going to appeal the High Court’s dismissal of its legal challenge aimed at quashing the corporate watchdog's decision to seek inspectors to investigate an alleged data breach and other issues at the media group.
Fri, 08 Jun, 2018
The President of the High Court is expected to fix a date next week for the hearing of the corporate watchdog's application to have inspectors appointed to investigate an alleged data breach and other issues at the media group.
Fri, 01 Jun, 2018
A High Court judge has dismissed an application by Independent News & Media plc aimed at quashing the corporate watchdog's decision to seek inspectors to investigate an alleged data breach and other issues at the media group.
Fri, 01 Jun, 2018
The new chairman at Independent News and Media (INM) has extended its campaign to fight off the State’s corporate watchdog, telling shareholders that installing inspectors would do more harm than good to the country’s largest media firm.
Sat, 19 May, 2018
The State’s corporate watchdog’s bid to have inspectors appointed to Independent News and Media was “a bolt out of the blue” that was brought unfairly, involved “curious features”, and has already had a serious damaging impact on the company, the High Court has been told.
Wed, 09 May, 2018
A judge has made rulings governing access by various parties to documents and other material to be used for an application by the State’s corporate watchdog for appointment of inspectors to Independent News and Media plc.
Tue, 24 Apr, 2018
It is difficult not to have a certain sympathy for Communications Minister Denis Naughten as he faced a grilling in the Dáil yesterday over his handling of the proposed takeover of Celtic Media, a regional media group, by Independent News & Media.
Thu, 19 Apr, 2018
The Data Protection Commissioner is likely to start the investigation into the alleged data breach at Independent News and Media within the coming weeks, as she dismissed any potential conflict of interest in attending an event organised by the company yesterday.
Tue, 10 Apr, 2018
Independent News and Media (INM) shares have fallen almost 2% in reaction to the group saying rising costs, including a €1.5m payoff to former chief executive Robert Pitt, sent profits plunging last year. The Irish Independent, Sunday Independent and Sunday World owner said pre-tax profits, for 2017, fell by nearly 32% to €28.5m, and revenue tumbled by 9.4% to €293m.
Sat, 10 Mar, 2018