The legal and the damage done

The legal and the damage done
Denis O’Brien (left), Independent House in Dublin

Independent News & Media spent two full days in the High Court last week, fighting desperately to prevent inspectors entering its doors at the behest of the ODCE. At stake: the media group’s share price, its day-to-day operations, and ultimately its reputation

The operative word was “damage”. Reputational damage, damage to shareholders, damage to the share price, damage to over 800 staff. Damage to day-to-day business operations.

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