Tuesday 20 February 2018

Date set for O'Brien bid to have Ganley as Red Flag co-defendant

Denis O’Brien. Photo: Bloomberg
Denis O’Brien. Photo: Bloomberg

Tim Healy

Denis O'Brien's bid to have Galway-based businessman Declan Ganley joined as a co-defendant in Mr O'Brien's case against Red Flag Consulting will be heard in March.

Mr O'Brien believes Mr Ganley was Red Flag's client for a dossier of material concerning Mr O'Brien, which Mr Ganley denies.

The dossier, which Mr O'Brien says was contained on a USB memory stick that was delivered anonymously to his Dublin office in October 2015, is at the centre of Mr O'Brien's long-running action alleging defamation against Red Flag and a number of its executives and staff.

Red Flag denies defamation or conspiracy.

It previously confirmed the dossier included its documents and said there were significant issues concerning how Mr O'Brien got that material.

It has also argued it is entitled to preserve the anonymity of its client.

Mr Justice Seamus Noonan announced he would fix the hearing for March 13.

Irish Independent

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