"When considering the independence of directors at listed companies, it pays to remember the Forrest Gump theory of corporate governance: an Irish board is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get," writes Mark Paul in The Irish Times. "Take the impending appointment to the board of Independent News & Media of John Bateson. It highlights yet again the bewildering inconsistency in the application by certain Irish companies of the corporate governance codes, which say half of a board should comprise independent directors." Read the original story from The Irish Times.