War of words between Desmond and INM over Tribune closure

Businessman Dermot Desmond, a shareholder in Independent News and Media, engaged in a war of words with Gavin O'Reilly, its chief executive, over the 2011 closure of the Sunday Tribune.

24th March, 2012
War of words between Desmond and INM over Tribune closure
Dermot Desmond, who is seeking damages from INM. Photo: Tony O'Shea/Collins

Businessman and shareholder in Independent News and Media (INM) Dermot Desmond engaged in a war of words with Gavin O'Reilly, the chief executive of the media group, over the 2011 winding-down of the Sunday Tribune.

Correspondence seen by this newspaper reveals that Desmond believed INM, which owned 29.9 per cent of the Tribune, should pay costs and damages of €500,000 in relation to an action against the Tribune and former editor Matt Cooper. The letter from...

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