Saturday June 6, 2020

Where do O'Brien and INM go from here?

If Denis O'Brien's aim was to get rid of the O'Reillys - he has done his bit. If it was to wrest control of INM for himself, then he has failed, writes Richard Curran.

21st April, 2012
Denis O'Brien: his influence at the company will undoubtedly grow over the next couple of years. Photo: Bloomberg

When it comes to media ownership in Ireland, the rules are clear, and so are the outcomes. But when it comes to influence and control of media companies in general, and Independent News & Media (INM) in particular, things remain somewhat unclear.

Speculation about the resignation of INM chief executive Gavin O'Reilly had been widespread in recent weeks. The arrival of Dermot Desmond on the share register, a man who appears to share some views,...

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