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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
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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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