Trouble in Talbot Towers as radio hurts the media star

Trouble in Talbot Towers as radio hurts the media star
Leslie Buckley and, right, Robert Pitt: both men are at loggerheads in Independent News & Media’s latest bout of boardroom warsBryan Meade

INM’s potential purchase of Denis O’Brien’s Newstalk has led to a bitter – and very public – boardroom dispute

The Alexander Hotel in Dublin, a short walk from Government Buildings, is the unlikely venue for a showdown. Ostensibly, the hotel has been booked by Independent News & Media to hold a shareholders’ meeting tomorrow afternoon to vote on a plan to get rid of €1 billion of historic losses from its accounts and reduce its capital. It’s a financial clean-up exercise that shouldn’t attract too much interest. But the agenda is likely to be...

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