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#Independent News And Media

# independent-news-and-media - Saturday 9 November, 2013

@Unison.ie shut down this week and users say they weren't notified

Digiweb who hosted the @unison.ie servers say that previous owners INM informed users as far back as 2007 that the service would eventually end, something which happened this month.

# independent-news-and-media - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

NUJ: Irish Independent journalist's compulsory redundancy is "unfair and unjust"

Protestors in the unsolved case of Fr Niall Molloy, whose death Gemma O’Doherty investigated, have also supported her since her dismissal.

# independent-news-and-media - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Pat Rabbitte: I've no concerns about Denis O'Brien's invite to Irish economic forum

The Communications Minister was asked this morning if he was equating media magnate Denis O’Brien with China. He denied he was.

# independent-news-and-media - Friday 9 August, 2013

Evening Herald editor Claire Grady to take top job at Irish Independent

Grady will be the first female editor at the Irish Independent with INM also announcing Ian Mallon as head of news.

# independent-news-and-media - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Editor of Irish Daily Star resigns over Kate Middleton topless pics

Michael O’Kane was suspended in September following the publication of the images.

# independent-news-and-media - Monday 17 September, 2012

Irish Daily Star editor suspended over topless Kate pictures

The publisher of the paper said it is to carry out a full investigation into the circumstances which led to the publication of topless pictures of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, at the weekend.

# independent-news-and-media - Sunday 16 September, 2012

NUJ says closing Irish Daily Star would be 'over the top'

The UK co-owner of the paper has said that he wants to close the joint venture after the Irish title published topless pictures of Kate Middleton.

# independent-news-and-media - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Irish Daily Star criticised by palace and UK owners for publishing topless Kate pics

St James’s Palace has said that the actions of the Irish tabloid have been motivated by greed, while the paper’s UK owners are consulting lawyers.

# independent-news-and-media - Friday 31 August, 2012

Independent News and Media report fall in revenue and profit

Publisher of the Irish Independent and Evening Herald reports a 10 per cent fall in ad revenue for H1.

# independent-news-and-media - Monday 27 August, 2012

Leslie Buckley appointed chairman of INM INM

Leslie Buckley appointed chairman of INM

Independent News and Media confirmed the election of Buckley as chairman and three others as company directors at today’s EGM.

The Evening Fix: Monday Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix: Monday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

# independent-news-and-media - Friday 15 June, 2012

Another pension scheme may bite the dust: Why is it happening?

Independent News and Media may close pension scheme as AIB says it will.

# independent-news-and-media - Friday 8 June, 2012

Independent News & Media chairman and finance chief voted off board INM

Independent News & Media chairman and finance chief voted off board

Today’s annual general meeting also saw director Paul Connolly survive a move to remove him from the board.

Tense scenes expected at Independent News & Media AGM today

The company has asked shareholders to remove a representative of Denis O’Brien from his position as director.

# independent-news-and-media - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Shatter likens questions over Lowry meetings to 1950s McCarthyism

While statement alleges Independent News and Media “agenda”, Minister makes remarks on media pursuit of questions over Lowry meetings.

Alan Shatter statement: I am not participating in INM agenda

Full statement released by Justice Minister says there is an “unethical media project” to “condemn” or imply “guilt by association” with Michael Lowry – and that it has echoes of McCarthyism in the 1950s.

# independent-news-and-media - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Tributes paid on death of Sunday Independent editor Aengus Fanning

The long-time editor of the Sunday Independent, who had been battling cancer, died this morning.

# independent-news-and-media - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Newstalk CEO and staff hit back at Dunphy’s ‘malicious allegations’

Eamon Dunphy’s comments on his final show with the radio station at the weekend have provoked anger amongst management and staff.

# independent-news-and-media - Thursday 29 September, 2011

INM's Gavin O'Reilly "doesn't understand digital" - Denis O'Brien

Digicell chief and INM’s biggest shareholder Denis O’Brien takes a swipe at Gavin O’Reilly during recent interview in New York.

# independent-news-and-media - Friday 27 August, 2010

INDEPENDENT NEWS AND MEDIA has reported a return to profits for the first half of this year.

The group announced pre-tax profits of €63m from January to the end of June, up 39% compared to the same period of last year.

INM said it remains cautiously optimistic going into the second half of this year.

INM said that advertising revenues improved at different speeds in different countries, with particularly good figures in Australia. Their balance sheets were clearly boosted by the sales of the UK’s Independent and Independent on Sunday.

The shareholders had been reluctant to sell the titles, but Denis O’Brien convinced them that it was essential to the group’s growth.

O’Brien increased his stake in INM to 20%, cementing his position as the single largest shareholder.

Vincent Crowley, INM’s chief operating officer told RTÉ radio this morning that “the sale of the London Independent titles has been a good move for us.”

He said that advertising in Ireland is seeing less of a drop as the year progresses:

We’re seeing some turn, if you like, but I think it’s fair to say advertising is still down and it’s still tough, but not as tough as it was.

Speaking of the drop in sales at the Irish Independent of 3.3% between Jan and June, Crowley said it had been a “relatively modest circulation drop” in comparison with their competitors. The paper lost more readers than the Irish Times, but retains a larger readership.