When the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) recently sold loans – worth €1.8 billion – of the O’Flynn Group, to Blackstone, a US investment compa(...)

Developer Michael O Flynn: “I didn’t want to be put into this position ever. I just want to go back to doing my business,” he said outside the High Court. Photograph: Collins

Developer Michael O’Flynn said he was “vindicated” yesterday when he won back control of his €1.1 billion O’Flynn Group by removing an interim examin(...)

Property developer  Michael O’Flynn speaking  outside the High Court yesterday after it ruled that Carbon Finance, the subsidiary of US investment giant Blackstone, was not entitled to appoint receivers over companies in the O’Flynn group. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland 2:45

Michael O’Flynn was in conciliatory form when he emerged from the High Court about 2.30pm yesterday. He was pleased he had won his case hands down aga(...)

Developer Michael O Flynn said  he was ‘extremely disappointed’ to have had to go to court at all to defend his position

Cork developer Michael O’Flynn said outside the High Court just after lunchtime that he is “back to business” until a full trial takes place in Octobe(...)

Michael O’Flynn  of the O’Flynn Construction group. The Cork developer said he had informed Blackstone that he had funds available   to immediately repay a loan of €16.7 million. Photo: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

Michael O’Flynn has today written to Carbon Finance Ltd, a subsidiary of Blackstone, to inform the American multibillion investment fund that he can r(...)

BWG’s management, led by chief executive Leo Crawford, has finally right-sized the company’s balance sheet and freed it from the nightmare of its inflated property borrowings, which overshadowed its otherwise profitable retail operations. Photograph: Eric Luke

Does anyone know the Afrikaans for a breakfast roll? BWG, the company behind the Spar chain that has fed a generation of hungry Irish builders, has so(...)

BWG chief executive Leo Crawford (right and finance director John O’Donnell. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Business Affairs Correspondent BWG, the operator of the Spar and Mace retail brands, has wiped more than €70 million from its debts by buying back loa(...)

Munster and Ireland outhalf Ronan O’Gara’s name  cropped up in the  High Court case. Photograph: Harold Cunningham/Inpho

One of the names that cropped up in the legal documents opened in the O’Flynn Group v Carbon Finance High Court case was that of former Munster and Ir(...)

O’Flynn group managing director Michael O’Flynn: he and his fellow directors offered €240 million for the entire Irish business, including their personal loans. Photograph: Collins Courts

O’Flynn Construction managing director Michael O’Flynn offered to buy Blackstone out of its involvement in the group’s Irish assets for €240 million (...)

Grand Canal Docks by night: Dublin is no longer being seen by international investors as a basket case for real estate

Some seem surprised that the commercial property market is in full recovery mode in Dublin, with values rising rapidly. They also seem surprised wi(...)