Independent News and Media is today expected to oppose an application by the Director of Corporate Enforcement to have inspectors appointed to investigate the company.
INM expected to oppose ODCE application for appointment of inspectors
The case is due before Mr Justice Peter Kelly in the High Court this afternoon.
The newspaper publisher has been served with court documents which contained allegations of a data breach in 2014 - writes rte.ie.
INM previously has told investors that the appointment of inspectors would result in "material costs" for the company.
The company is expected to submit an affidavit today in which it will resist the appointment of inspectors on financial grounds.
In a statement last week, INM said the alleged data breach, which involved information being given to a third party service provider, happened "under the instruction" of the then chairman Leslie Buckley.
Mr Buckley has said he would "robustly defend" the allegations contained in the court documents filed by the Director of Corporate Enforcement Ian Drennan.
The Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement did not comment on whether it would seek an adjournment.
Last week INM said it was originally told that the data was searched to find details of a contract.
However, the publisher said it had seen documentation which indicated that the data may have been "searched extensively for a different purpose."
Among a list of names who allegedly had their data searched were journalists, former executives, barristers and public relations executives.
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