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Paul Williams

The International Fraud Prevention Conference, organised by ex-INM group editor Stephen Rae and his best buddy and colleague, Paul Williams, formerly of Newstalk, has a dramatic ring to it. 

Read more about it in the latest issue out now. And you can peer at Goldhawk’s profile of the Indo’s resident crime fighter here for free. 


Peter Murtagh

PIC: Peter Murtagh

VETERAN Irish Times journalist and former Sunday Tribune editor Peter Murtagh retired last week. The IT fired a shot at Denis O’Brien in its tribute to the hack, noting that Murtagh had won an investigative journalism award for articles on the billionaire.

However, just 12 days beforehand, press ombudsman Peter Feeney delivered a verdict on complaints from Fianna Fáil’s Colm Keaveney (ex-Labour TD and party chairman), arising from an article by Murtagh on O’Brien and his dealings with the politician.

Read more in the latest issue out now. And you can read some background on the story here and here free of charge. 



If INM chief Michael Doorly does not know of Denis O’Brien and Dermot Desmond’s intentions re: possible sale of the company, does that mean his comments reflect institutional shareholders willingness to sell? See here to find out more. 

You can also read here free of charge to find out why Doorly was an “unhappy bunny” back in 2016. 

Hot Air Brigade:

All you need to know about the “technique” of Leo Varadkar. The Sunday Times, 4/7/19.


Independent News & Media

The latest news to emerge from within the confines of INM headquarters, Independent House on Talbot Street, relating to alleged data breaches by former INM execs, illustrates that INM’s legal and corporate strategy is “clear from the decision to take High Court action against former chief executive, Robert Pitt, following a similar action against ex-chairman, Leslie Buckley.” Read the latest news here

Goldhawk has written extensively on the scandal, you can read some background here. And read his profile of former INM chairman, Leslie Buckley, free of charge here.