The Week: City news - O'Reilly hits out at O'Brien

Gavin O'Reilly, the chief operating officer of Independent News & Media, called dissident shareholder Denis O'Brien a "gnat" he would like to swat at a meeting of the company's shareholders last week.

O'Brien has repeatedly called for the size of IN&M's board to be reduced and has questioned the ties some board members have with the company's chief executive, Tony O'Reilly, the largest shareholder and Gavin's father.

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