A man named Sue

A man named Sue
Denis O’Brien leaving the Four Courts last week Picture: Fergal Phillips

The eagerness with which Denis O’Brien has taken legal actions in recent years shows the urgent need for a comprehensive overhaul of Ireland’s libel laws

Denis O’Brien wields great power, influence and authority. According to Independent News & Media, the newspaper group in which he holds a significant stake, he has financial wealth amounting to a staggering €4.7 billion.

The origins of this wealth can be traced back to two key events - his winning of a mobile phone licence in the 1990s from the Irish government, and the subsequent sale of this business (Esat) to British Telecom in 2000.

The...

Subscribe from just 1€

Exclusive offers

Choose the subscription that is right for you

Monthly Subscription

€1

For the first month

€19.99 Monthly Thereafter

Subscribe today

Cancel anytime

Annual Subscription

€200€149

For the first year

€199.99 annually thereafter

Subscribe today

Cancel anytime

Quarterly Subscription

€55€42

For the first 90 days

€55.00 quarterly Thereafter

Subscribe today

Cancel anytime

These offers are not available for current subscribers. Offers and pricing are subject to change without notice.

Terms & Conditions Apply

Please Subscribe or Log in to continue

Subscribe Login

Related Articles

More from The Business Post