“The INM-19”: Court rules data hack claim can continue
Independent News and Media argued there was significant overlap between the lawsuit brought by its former directors and the long-running investigation into alleged data hacking being carried out by High Court-appointed inspectors.
1st Dec, 2021 - 3 min read
Turning the page: internal financial forecasts reveal the scale of the turnaround at former INM
After acquiring INM for just €65 million in mid-2019, internal forecasts at Mediahuis Ireland point to a strong 2021 with revenues and earnings both growing at Ireland’s biggest privately owned media group.
28th Oct, 2021 - 3 min read
Denis O’Brien’s defamation battle: in defence of “truth” and “honest opinion”
A series of pre-trial rulings have gone against telecoms mogul Denis O'Brien who is being sued by two lawyers for defamation over a press release issued in the wake of a 2016 report on the concentration of media ownership in Ireland.
20th Oct, 2021 - 4 min read
The Attorney General, a government with no sense of direction and a conflict of interest?
The government has rejected suggestions that there was a conflict of interest when the attorney general retained a number of private cases, including one for the directors of INM. The affair raises questions.
2nd Oct, 2021 - 5 min read
INM inspectors saga: Pitt refused full costs against Buckley
Former INM chief executive Robert Pitt was described by the court as "merely a witness" and "not a protagonist" in Leslie Buckley's failed attempt to have inspectors withdrawn from the media group.
12th Apr, 2021 - 3 min read
“Maybe in ten years’ time, there will be just one printer” – defiant Webprint is investing to be the one
The Cork-based printer Webprint is taking over INM's Citywest newspaper press. Having come back from the brink, its founder Donagh O’Doherty believes scale and access to Dublin will ensure Webprint's longevity in a declining industry.
31st Mar, 2021 - 5 min read
Collateral attack: High Court paves the way for a slew of suits against INM over alleged data hacking
Ex- INM chairman Leslie Buckley tried to stop former staff and journalists using information aired in open court to pursue a series of damages suits against him and the company
18th Sep, 2020 - 5 min read
Privacy showdown: INM facing fresh wave of lawsuits over alleged data hacking
As former chairman Leslie Buckley tries to oust the High Court inspectors, another six of the so-called 'INM 19' are lining up lawsuits against Independent News & Media over an alleged data breach at the media group in 2014.