Digicel’s IPO filing revealed the company made payments over the last three years of $26.5 million to  AC Executive Aviation Services, a company controlled by Digicel owner Denis O’Brien, for the use of his corporate jet. Photograph: David Sleator

Some folk who remembered how the O’Reilly clan battled Denis O’Brien for control of Independent News and Media (INM) back in 2007 were mightily amused(...)

Michael Hasenstab, bond trader with Franklin Templeton

Michael Hasenstab, the star bond trader with Franklin Templeton who made billions of euros in a huge crisis-era bet on an Irish turnaround, has emerge(...)

A Digicel shop in Jamaica: the company’s $6.5 billion total debt is denominated in dollars but its revenues come from local currencies in the Caribbean, Central America and the South Pacific. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Digicel’s near-300-page IPO registration document includes 29 pages of potential risk factors that could affect the business in the years ahead. Comp(...)

Digicel paid $2 million to Communicorp, a media investment company owned by Mr O’Brien, for office space, printing and telecoms services. Photograph: David Sleator

Digicel has been a major cash cow for Denis O’Brien in recent years, according to the IPO document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission i(...)

Trading up: The Gulfstream G650ER has a list price of €60 million and a range of about 11,800km

Businessman Denis O’Brien is ordering a new private jet, worth about €60 million, to replace the aircraft he recently put on the market. Mr O’Brien (...)

Former US president Bill Clinton speaking during the Forbes’ 2015 Philanthropy Summit Awards dinner in New York City last week. Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Former US president Bill Clinton has insisted that criticism of his family’s charitable foundation is nothing more than “politicking” during an electi(...)

Independent TD Catherine Murphy. Ms Murphy sparked an incident earlier this week when, using Dáil privilege,  she said had received information that businessman Denis O’Brien was paying a rate of about 1.25 per cent on his massive loans from IBRC and that this rate represented a ‘subsidy’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The bruising encounter between the Oireachtas, parts of the media and billionaire businessman Denis O’Brien over the past three weeks has shifted the (...)

Denis O’Brien: there is speculation that Digicel may be preparing to sell the vestiges of its business in the emerging economy of Myanmar, or Burma if you have an old-school colonial bent.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

It may seem to regular readers that we are obsessed by Denis O’Brien’s Caribbean telco Digicel around these parts, given the frequency with which we c(...)

Conservative author Peter Schweizer, a former speechwriter for Republican president George W Bush, has claimed in his book “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich” that Hillary Clinton made policy decisions while US secretary of state that benefited donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The publisher of a controversial new book that looks at the ties between Bill and Hillary Clinton and donors to their charity has made several factual(...)

Reds v Blues: Chelsea play Manchester United in the Premier League recently. Blue-coloured brands are thought to portray dependability and strength, while red brands convey exuberance and excitement. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

It looks to be a case of the blues versus the reds across the Caribbean telecommunications sector, where Denis O’Brien’s Digicel is facing a new chall(...)