Paul Begley – who resigned as a director from Begley Brothers Ltd in January 2012 – was released from jail in March. He retained a substantial shareholding last year.

A fruit and vegetable distributor last year recorded pretax profits of almost €4,000 per week while the company’s boss languished in jail.In March 20(...)

Paul Begley  arrives at the Four Courts in January for a Court of Criminal Appeal hearing against the severity of his prison sentence. Photograph: Collins/Courts

A businessman jailed over a €1.6 million garlic import duty scam has been granted temporary release from prison to participate in a community r(...)