Wednesday August 12, 2020

O’Brien signals changes

The Denis O’Brien-inspired moves in the INM boardroom are likely to be followed by the sale of non-core, loss-making assets, writes Richard Curran

14th March, 2009

The share register may not have changed at Independent News & Media ( INM) , but everything else has.

The announcement of the departure of chief executive Tony O’Reilly from the group after 36 years, and the imminent arrival of three Denis O’Brien appointees to the board, changes the power base at the country’s largest media group.

The psychological and corporate impact of O’Reilly senior’s exit from INM cannot be overestimated. Along...

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