The rivalry between Tony O’Reilly and Denis O’Brien dates back more than a decade, when the pair clashed over Ireland’s second mobile phone licence, which was later sold to BT. A further dispute over Eircom in 2002 was to cement the animosity between the pair.
O’Brien first began building up his stake in Independent News & Media (INM) in 2006. In January of that year the entrepreneur spent almost €60...
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