Former Waterford Crystal workers and their representatives are due great credit for their persistence in the face of the indifference of successive governments to their plight. Photograph: Eric Luke

It was the ultimate blue-chip investment, a must in every sensible Irish portfolio. But even its storied history and the marketing genius of Anthon(...)

Sir Anthony O’Reilly received several death threats including “bullets in the mail” in the late 1970s and early 1980s, according to a new documentary.  Photograph: Frank Miller

  A new documentary to be broadcast tonight reveals that Sir Anthony O’Reilly, the one-time billionaire who is now virtually broke, receiv(...)

Visitors to The Wedgwood Museum, as art lovers have just a few months to raise millions of pounds to prevent a “tragedy” which would see the historic Wedgwood Collection sold off.   Its future has been in doubt since Waterford Wedgwood Potteries collapsed in 2009 with a £134 million pension debt which threatened the future of the museum where the collection was kept. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

One of the most important ceramics collections in the UK will be broken up and sold off in three months unless a public appeal can raise £2.74 million(...)

Ardagh paid $880 million for Anchor Glass in 2012. The business consisted of eight manufacturing plants, as well as a head office and other infrastructure.

Ardagh Group is likely to make just under $500 million (€362m) with the sale of six US glass-manufacturing plants to private equity fund KPS Ca(...)

The World Market Center in Las Vegas, where Waterford Wedgwood will open a store

As if anyone needed reminding that things have changed – and changed utterly – at the luxury goods company Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton (WWRD), it(...)