Sunday December 15, 2019

The year in business: A time when INM wobbled and Ryanair was hobbled

There was no shortage of juicy stories in a year when controversy and intrigue swirled in every direction

23rd December, 2018
Denis O’Brien: his telecoms giant Digicel spent the year grappling with its giant €5.8 billion debt pile Pic: PA

It was another huge year for business news in 2018. From big-money corporate transfers, to the major mergers that got over the line – and the deals that flopped – there was no shortage of newsprint expended chronicling the highs and lows of life in Irish business.

On the corporate front, one story dominated all others: the extraordinary tale of what has been going on behind the scenes at Independent News & Media. What started as...

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