Welcome comrades, to the glorious resistance! If you’re just tuning in and missed my last post about Denis O’Brien’s ongoing assault on Irish democracy…
Ireland’s richest man has apparently gone crazy and is suing or threatening to sue everyone who publicly mentions his shady business practices, including, at the time of writing, Waterford Whispers News, Broadsheet.ie and members of the Irish parliament. Not that you’d read about this in almost any Irish newspaper because he owns most of them.
So I have taken the decision to make Unshaved Mouse the Huffington Post of Denis O’Brien news, a place where anything you would ever want to know about this…person, is just a click away. This will be updated as needs be, and feel free to link to stuff I’ve missed in the comments.
So, let’s start with the obvious. His Wikipedia page, which gives an excellent overview of the man.
Their reposting of the Waterford Whispers article that got WWN sued.
Which then got Broadsheet sued.
An excellent guide to all the people Denis O’Brien is suing, and God knows we need the help.
From the Irish Times (which, interestingly, Denis O’Brien does not own).
‘Misplaced’ IBRC minutes confirm Siteserv writedown was €119 million
“Denis O’Brien lawyers demand removal of broadsheet.ie article”
“Denis O’Brien legal challenge a ‘threat to democracy’”
Some practical advice.
What needs to change.
From The Journal.ie:
In which the Dáil hears claims about Denis O’Brien’s dealings with disgraced bank Anglo Irish.
In which a committee ruled that these claims were NOT an abuse of parliamentary privilege.
In which Denis O’Brien sues the entire parliament…
…and the committee that made that ruling.
Julien Mercille’s excellent overview of how the Irish media and political system have been complicit in granting Denis O’Brien such a dangerous amount of power and influence over this nation.
Fair is fair, I’ll let the man himself justify his actions.
And this from the Daily Beast, an excellent overview of all his shady motherfuckery:
“Why is the Irish government scared of billionaire Denis O’Brien?”
And this is all getting very depressing so, here’s every Denis O’Brien related post from the Waterford Whispers that hasn’t been taken down yet:
“Government to discuss what to give Denis O’Brien this time“
“Denis O’Brien to build moat around evil lair after recent publicity.“
“Denis O’Brien renews Illuminati membership.”
“Maltese Tax Exile Briefs Government On What To Say Next”
“Nation: “We’ve Never Experienced An Assault On Democracy Of This Level””
Possibly the most sarcastic apology in the history of the world.
Denis O’Brien to sue everyone (I don’t get it, that’s supposed to be satire?)
Only the start folks, check back in for more updates and by all means, contribute you own.