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# Independent News And Media

This year
# Job Cuts
Irish Independent publisher Mediahuis seeking voluntary redundancies from editorial staff
Mediahuis said it is looking to reduce editorial staffing levels to create ‘a single unified journalistic organisation’.
All time
# Media
Former INM executive Joe Webb takes legal action against the media company
Webb, the former CEO of INM Ireland, was one of the so-called #INM19 who allegedly had their emails accessed by an external company.
# High Court
Former trainee priest suing Irish Independent
The man previously launched legal action against other newspapers including the Irish Times.
# press probe
Independent News and Media ordered to pay legal costs as probe to begin into company affairs
Costs of the proceedings were also awarded to the ODCE against INM.
# Independent News And Media
Inspectors to be appointed to investigate INM, High Court rules
The State’s corporate watchdog had first sought to appoint inspectors to Independent News and Media in March.
# Decision time
High noon at the High Court as judge to rule on appointing inspectors to investigate INM
The State’s corporate watchdog will finally learn if it can appoint inspectors to Independent News and Media this afternoon.
# Courts
Pete Taylor is suing the Sunday World newspaper
Taylor, who was shot in an early-morning attack on his Bray boxing club in early June, launched the proceedings last Friday.
'A fundamental malaise at the company' - Three months later, application to investigate INM finally begins at High Court
The ODCE is seeking to appoint High Court inspectors to investigate issues concerning corporate governance at Ireland’s largest media company.
# High Court
INM: ODCE inspection should be blocked because it wasn't 'fair or just', says 'extreme damage' was done to share price
The High Court has been hearing day one of Independent News and Media’s judicial review of the application by the ODCE for High Court inspectors to be appointed to the company.
# the inm 19
People named in affidavit about INM to be given access to redacted copies
It comes after a court ruling in favour of an agreement reached between INM and the ODCE.
# media merger
Minister Denis, billionaire Denis and a media merger: Dáil seeks clarity over who knew what when
Minister Denis Naughten is to make a speech on what he told INM about the media merger being referred to the BAI.
# High Court
INM in attempt to block appointment of inspectors to investigate itself, while Denis O'Brien blames ODCE for leaks
The ODCE was due to make its application to have inspectors appointed to Independent News and Media at the High Court this afternoon. Things didn’t go entirely to plan however.
# alleged data breach
State watchdog will ask the High Court to appoint inspectors to Independent News and Media today
It comes on the back of an alleged significant data breach at the media group.
# Data Breach
INM to appoint external experts to review how editorial data is kept
Earlier this week, INM wrote to the individuals who may have had their data searched.
# Data Breach
Taoiseach and Communications Minister both say alleged data breach at INM is 'concerning'
“For a democracy to function, we need an independent press,” the Taoiseach said in Galway today.
# Data Breach
INM has written to individuals who may be affected by alleged data breach at company
The letter also details former chairperson of INM Leslie Buckley’s involvement in the breach.
INM CEO says 'the truth will prevail' about alleged massive data breach
Details of the ODCE affidavit have leaked through media outlets.
# like its 1999
INM data scandal widens: Just how many people had their emails accessed?
Today commentators pointed out that even people who are not connected to the media group may be impacted by the breach.
# Independent News And Media
Explainer: What on earth is going on at INM?
An alleged significant data breach at Independent News and Media has come into the public domain.
# gone
Chairman of INM Leslie Buckley to stand down from his post
Buckley will exit the company at its EGM on 1 March.
# Independent News And Media
INM CEO Robert Pitt has suddenly resigned to 'pursue other interests'
INM issued a statement this evening announcing Pitt’s departure.
# action
Woman awarded €1.2m in libel damages from Independent News and Media to sue former solicitors
Solicitors McCann FitzGerald had represented Monica Leech in three libel actions against the media group dating from 2005.
# Annual Report
Two INM directors re-classified as not independent
The company’s annual report was released today.
# media merger
'Nobody's going away to the Bahamas': Celtic Media's sale to INM worth 'less than €4m'
The company’s boss today said the business model for newspapers was ‘broken’.
# secretive process
Journalists' union warns against 'false dawn' in INM pension dispute
The NUJ has also warned INM against setting “unrealistic deadlines” for the dispute to be resolved.
# Sorry
Irish Independent apologises to Gerry Adams for 'gunpoint' story
The Sinn Féin leader had complained that the paper distorted comments he made at a fundraising event.
# gangland shootings
'It's shocking to think that 20 years after Veronica Guerin's death we are back here'
INM has increased security after journalists were told they could be in danger for reporting on gangland crime.
# win some lose some
UTV Ireland has dragged its owner's whole TV business into the red
But at Ireland’s biggest publisher, things are starting to look up.
The decline of newspaper sales could cost 89 people their jobs
INM says it is closing a printing works in Belfast.
# Ruling
Irish Independent's 'gunpoint' story about Gerry Adams misleading, says watchdog
The Ombudsman said the paper should have clarified that remarks he made about its editor referred to events in 1916.
# Banking Inquiry
Geraldine Kennedy: Charlie Haughey couldn't bully me, so 'lesser politicians' hardly could
The banking inquiry is hearing about the media’s role in the crisis this week.
# Cashing Out
Denis O'Brien's media empire just got that bit smaller
But the O’Brien-controlled Independent News and Media wants to use its new cash windfall to expand in Ireland.
# Ouch
Ireland's biggest newspaper group spent €9.3 million on redundancies last year
Advertising and cost-cutting are keeping the books balanced for the media group.
# Apology
Gemma O'Doherty settles unfair dismissal case against Independent Newspapers
“I now just want to get on with my career,” the former Irish Independent journalist said today.
# Criticism
INM Chief believes Gerry Adams' 'gunpoint' comments were a 'veiled threat'
Gerry Adams said this week that he would not be withdrawing the remarks he made.
# sir anthony o'reilly
How the richest man in Ireland lost it all: New look at the life of Tony O'Reilly
The programme will look at the life of Sir Anthony O’Reilly – former owner of Waterford Wedgwood and Independent News and Media.
# Media
NUJ staff at Independent News and Media say there is an 'oppressive management culture'
The NUJ chapel at the media company has also expressed disappointment at Irish Independent editor Claire Grady’s sudden departure yesterday.
Irish Independent editor Claire Grady steps down after one year in the job
The former editor of The Herald is leaving INM with immediate effect.
Voluntary redundancies at Sunday World and Herald under staff merger
There is a quota of 13 job losses.
# Independent News And Media
INM sees group revenue decline, but digital advertising revenue is up
Group CEO Vincent Crowley resigned from the board today.