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Denis O’Brien (top) and Clockwise from top left: Karl Brophy, Vincent Crowley, Maeve Sheehan, Joe Webb, Brendan O’Connor, James Osborne, Jerry Healy SC, Donal Buggy, Jacqueline O’Brien SC, Rory Godson, Mandy Scott, Sam Smyth

Gavin Daly, in The Sunday Times, reported that an Isle of Man company controlled by Denis O’Brien – Independent News and Media’s largest shareholder – paid the bill for an IT firm called Trusted Data Solutions to gain access to INM’s computer network in 2014 without the board’s knowledge.

Mr Daly further reported that TDS accessed the email accounts of 19 current and former INM employees, including four journalists.

Further to this…

This morning.

The Irish Independent named 12 of the 19.

They are:

Karl Brophy – CEO of Red Flag and former director of corporate affairs at INM.

Vincent Crowley – former CEO of INM.

Maeve Sheehan
Sunday Independent journalist.

Joe Webb – former head of INM’s Irish operations.

Brendan O’Connor – Sunday Independent deputy editor and RTE broadcaster.

James Osborne
– former INM chairman (now deceased).

Jerry Healy SC – a senior counsel at the Moriarty Tribunal, for the tribunal.

Donal Buggy – former chief financial officer at INM.

Jacqueline O’Brien SC
– a senior counsel at the Moriarty Tribunal, for the tribunal.

Rory Godson – Former Sunday Tribune journalist, Sunday Times business editor and former director of corporate affairs at Goldman Sachs (Europe, the Middle East and Africa).

Mandy Scott
– Former executive personal assistant to Karl Brophy and Gavin O’Reilly – when he was CEO – at INM. Ms Scott is now executive manager at Red Flag.

Sam Smyth – Former journalist at Sunday Tribune and Irish Independent. Mr Smyth covered the Moriarty Tribunal. According to Mr O’Reilly, during the final stages of the tribunal in 2010, Leslie Buckley telephoned Mr O’Reilly telling him that Denis O’Brien “very upset with Sam Smyth” and wondered if there was some way that Mr O’Reilly could take Mr Smyth off the story.

Sunday: Life’s A Breach


High Court investigator could quiz Independent News & Media over a suspected data breach (Gavin Daly, The Sunday Times)

TV presenter and barristers on list in INM suspected data breach (Dearbhail McDonald and Shane Phelan, Irish Independent)

Update: Look Hack In Anger