O'Reilly ‘ordered editors not to support Haughey’

Tony O'Reilly was explicitly pursuing an agenda opposed to Charles J Haughey in 1975 when the businessman was chief executive of Independent Newspapers, according to dispatches sent to London by the British Embassy in Dublin.

31st December, 2005

Tony O'Reilly was explicitly pursuing an agenda opposed to Charles J Haughey in 1975 when the businessman was chief executive of Independent Newspapers, according to dispatches sent to London by the British Embassy in Dublin.

Michael Daly, an official at the embassy told the Foreign Office in Whitehall, that on January 8 O'Reilly had “instructed his editors at lunch that no support whatsoever was to be given to Haughey's efforts to return to ‘respectability' and [to]...

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