At the Fox Covert Stables, on the Curragh, Co Kildare, trainer Johnny Murtagh reveals his fancy for the forthcoming July Cup to be Slade Power. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Johnny Murtagh rode more than 100 Group One winners during a legendary riding career and could attempt to record an official first top-flight success(...)

The laws of capitalism that we like to embrace so warmly dictate that being a winner in business usually means turning somebody else into a loser – my(...)

1998: Leaves Heinz after 26 years with the company

May 7th 1936 Born in Dublin to Jack O’Reilly and Aileen O’Connor. 1940s Educated at Belvedere College, Dublin 1955 Makes debut (...)

The two biggest financial bets of O’Reilly’s career – Independent News and Media and Waterford Wedgwood – eventually proved the catalysts for O’Reilly’s downfall. Photograph: Alan Betson

The topic of conversation was Black Monday. A relaxed Tony O’Reilly was wearing a pair of boat shoes – no socks – as he sat on an armchair in the e(...)

Castlemartin, Co Kildare: a labour of love for Sir Anthony O’Reilly, restored at a cost of many millions from being semi-derelict in 1972.

In July 1983 Tony O’Reilly hosted Henry Kissinger, the American diplomat and former secretary of state to Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, in his belove(...)

AIB said yesterday it was tired of “forbearance” and was worried it would be pushed to the “back of the queue” if it didn’t move against O’Reilly. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Bernard Somers slipped into the back of Court No 1 in the commercial court at 2.25pm yesterday. The veteran accountant had fought a behind-the-scenes (...)

Sir Anthony O’Reilly:  78-year old former billionaire and one-time Heinz chief executive. Photograph: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

The State has yet again gone legal on Sir Anthony O’Reilly, the retired 78-year old former billionaire and one-time Heinz chief executive.A few weeks (...)

Sir Anthony O’Reilly is locked in negotiations with AIB in relation to his multimillion euro debts. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sir Anthony O’Reilly is locked in negotiations with AIB in relation to his multimillion euro debts in advance of the State-controlled bank seeking a s(...)

Berkshire Hathaway chief executive Warren Buffett talks to reporters while holding an ice cream at a trade show during the company’s annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. The conglomerate said quarterly profit declined 4 per cent, falling short of analysts’ forecasts. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Warren Buffett’s devoted followers made their pilgrimage to Omaha this year amid an intense debate about whether his $300 billion conglomerate Berkshi(...)

Ketchup maker Heinz paid Bernardo Hees $9.2 million in his first year as chief executive officer. Photo: Bloomberg

Ketchup maker Heinz paid Bernardo Hees $9.2 million in his first year as chief executive officer. The package includes an incentive paym(...)