Emmet O’Neill: bought 10 per cent of Topaz, which, once it swallows Esso, will control nigh on a third of the Irish forecourts market

Emmet O’Neill, a nephew of Denis O’Brien who also happens to run the billionaire’s Topaz fuel station network, has snapped up a chunk of the business (...)

‘Larry Goodman’s fortune in the 1980s was built on his brilliant and relentless use of the massive EU and State subsidies available to the beef industry.’ Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

I have never taken LSD but Irish politics reminds me that I don’t need to. The flashbacks to bad trips keep coming without chemical assistance. A liti(...)

Catherine Murphy outside the Dail last month. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times 10:50

In April, Independent TD Catherine Murphy called on the Government to order a full independent inquiry into a number of IBRC transactions, including t(...)

 Ann Nolan  of the Department  of Finance:  raised issues of proper governance around the sale of Apthorp, a condominium on Manhattan’s upper west side, in 2012. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Department of Finance raised concerns with executives of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation in 2012 about the sale of a multimillion-dollar loan li(...)

Applegreen has 98 forecourts in the State, including 12 dealers and eight motorway stations

Irish fuel group Petrogas is targeting an initial public offering of its Applegreen service station business for June, The Irish Times has learned.It(...)

The new group of investors i includes the chain’s management and private investors such as Emmet O’Neill, a nephew of Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Denis O’Brien, the Digicel founder and Independent News & Media shareholder, has sold the BB’s Coffee & Muffins chain to a group of investors(...)

The company reported a pre-tax profit before exceptional items of €2.1 million

Denis O’Brien’s Topaz, which confirmed plans to take over rival Esso Ireland late last year, has announced operating profits of €13.9 million for the (...)

Alan and Jim Divney’s business has just signed a €2 million deal with Tesco

The deep and protracted recession of the 80s was hardly a good time to start a new business, but father and son Jim and Alan Divney did it anyway, est(...)

Anglo’s former headquarters: special liquidators have completed 70 loan portfolio sales in Ireland, the UK and the US, repaying €13 billion to the State. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The special liquidators of Anglo Irish Bank now only have loans with a face value of less than €500 million remaining to be sold in what has been the(...)

Topaz is acquiring a distribution business and a half share in a terminal in Dublin Port, where it already owns another

Topaz’s plunge for Esso Ireland looks like it will be the first big test for the newly minted Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC).So(...)