From top: Ian Drennan, Director of the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE); Chief Executive Michael Doorly and Chairman Murdoch Mac Lennan at the Annual General Meeting of Independent News and Media (INM) last month
Independent News and Media has lost its challenge to a decision by the State’s corporate watchdog to apply to have inspectors appointed to the company.
INM had argued that it should have been given an opportunity to respond to the Director of Corporate Enforcement’s concerns before he made the decision.
This morning Mr Justice Seamus Noonan dismissed the judicial review.
He said the argument that INM should have to be consulted first is “novel and without precedent“.