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Members of Macnas performance group in Temple Bar, Dublin, during ’the Summoning’, part of last year’s Bram Stoker Festival. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

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Irish actor Saoirse Ronan who stars in the ‘Brooklyn’ arriving at the Savoy Cinema for the Irish premiere. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

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James Stafford:  took over his family’s coal-importing business, transforming it into a major player in the coal market. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The businessman and art collector James Stafford, who has died aged 70, was a leading figure in the Irish business world in the 1970s and 1980s, who l(...)

Fallon and Byrne, Exchequer Street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

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Derek Quinlan, for chairman of Quinlan Private outside Claridges in London in 2006. Photographer Alan Weller/Bloomberg

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Vincent Reid, from Lisburn, Co Antrim, leaving the Four Courts on Wednesday. Photograph: Courts Collins

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Paddy McKillen has been fighting for five years over the ownership of Claridge’s (above), The Berkeley and The Connaught hotels

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The Savoy: owned by Dublin Cinema Group

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 Famagusta: the outbreak of war saw 36 multistorey hotels evacuated overnight. Photograph:  Francoise De Mulder/Roger Viollet/Getty Images

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