Castlemartin, the Co Kildare estate of former billionaire Sir Anthony O’Reilly, where he played host to world figures including Nelson Mandela and (...)

DCC’s agm in Dublin last July. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

DCC, a quoted distribution services group, has brought in specialist food industry investment bank Stamford Partners to explore options for its food d(...)

Golden days in shining whites: Tony O’Reilly and Cecil Pedlow

Tennis has a timeless quality. Many Irish youngsters have filled the long days of their summer holidays competing in tournaments in Carrickmines, Lein(...)

Eircom, which has been controlled by lenders led by Blackstone since exiting examinership, may seek to raise as much as €1 billion in its stock-market flotation. Photograph: Eric Luke

Eircom has filed a prospectus with the Central Bank as it works toward joining the stock market for the third time in 15 years, according to three peo(...)

Dermot Desmond after being conferred with  an honorary degree at Queen’s University  Belfast yesterday, accompanied by his daughter-in-law, musician Andrea Corr.  Photograph:  Justin Kernoghan/Photopress

Financier Dermot Desmond has criticised AIB for the manner in which it acted against Sir Anthony O’Reilly. He praised Sir Anthony’s contribution to Ir(...)

Michael Smurfit: in Dublin last Friday to pick up a gold medal

Dr Michael Smurfit, chairman of Telecom Éireann (now Eircom) between 1979 and 1991, was less than ringing in his views of the prospect of the teleco t(...)

Dr Michael Smurfit, the former chief executive of the Jefferson Smurfit Group, has described as “very lamentable” the financial difficulties faced by (...)

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(...)

Sir Anthony O’Reilly: Failed in effort to obtain stay on €45m judgment against him

The sun yesterday streamed in through the glass ceiling of Court Number 1, but for Sir Anthony O’Reilly, dark clouds were already starting to gather.(...)

Sir Anthony O Reilly

When he asked for a six-month stay on executing €45 million of judgments by AIB, Sir Anthony O’Reilly said he feared it would cause “great anxiety”(...)