How Barrett plotted to sink Irish Times with €25m rival

How Barrett plotted to sink Irish Times with €25m rival
Frank McDonald, the former environment editor at the Irish Times.

Offer based on ‘mass exodus’ of editorial staff who were angry with high pay of management

Developer Richard Barrett of Treasury Holdings offered “€20 million to €25 million” to fund a newspaper to rival the Irish Times, reliant on a “mass exodus” of senior Irish Times staff, it has emerged.

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