An application for approval of an arrangement whereby a British company is funding litigation against the State and businessman Denis O’Brien has been(...)

Denis O’Brien: old hand at the debt game. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

As Ireland struggled to recover from the crash, bond guru Michael Hasenstab of Franklin Templeton snapped up billions of euro worth of the State’s bon(...)

Digicel’s IPO filing revealed the company made payments over the last three years of $26.5 million to  AC Executive Aviation Services, a company controlled by Digicel owner Denis O’Brien, for the use of his corporate jet. Photograph: David Sleator

Some folk who remembered how the O’Reilly clan battled Denis O’Brien for control of Independent News and Media (INM) back in 2007 were mightily amused(...)

Michael Hasenstab, bond trader with Franklin Templeton

Michael Hasenstab, the star bond trader with Franklin Templeton who made billions of euros in a huge crisis-era bet on an Irish turnaround, has emerge(...)

 Denis O’Brien. File Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Denis O’Brien’s legal action over speeches made in the Dail in relation to his banking affairs with Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) has been (...)

Michael Lowry (centre) with Mar Kare Gustad of Telenor Mobile, Noway, and Denis O’Brien (right), in 1995.  O’Brien plans to float Digicel in New York. Photograph: Eric Luke

Dramatic disclosures about a possible payment to former communications minister Michael Lowry created a secret crisis in the run-up to Denis O’Brie(...)

The share sale will dilute Denis O’Brien’s holding in Digicel, but the flotation document indicates that he will keep control of the business. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businessman Denis O’Brien is to float his mobile phone business Digicel on the New York Stock Exchange in three to four months time, raising hundreds (...)

A Digicel shop in Jamaica: the company’s $6.5 billion total debt is denominated in dollars but its revenues come from local currencies in the Caribbean, Central America and the South Pacific. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Digicel’s near-300-page IPO registration document includes 29 pages of potential risk factors that could affect the business in the years ahead. Comp(...)

Digicel paid $2 million to Communicorp, a media investment company owned by Mr O’Brien, for office space, printing and telecoms services. Photograph: David Sleator

Digicel has been a major cash cow for Denis O’Brien in recent years, according to the IPO document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission i(...)

Denis O’Brien: he founded Digicel  in Jamaica in 2001, the company has grown across the Caribbean, central America and the south Pacific. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Denis O’Brien’s Digicel’s planned flotation is a signal that the business has arrived at a crossroads. Since he founded it with the launch of a new mo(...)