“It is clear to me that the GalaCoral and Playtech shareholders are the big winners here with Ladbrokes shareholders once again paying the price of management ineptitude,” Dermot Desmond said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dermot Desmond will challenge Ladbrokes’s and Coral’s agreement to pay their partner Playtech €106 million, in a bid to have the pair’s €3.3 billion (...)

Dermot Desmond: will address a meeting of Ladbrokes shareholders on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Despite opposition from financier Dermot Desmond, the merger of bookmakers Ladbrokes and Coral is expected to be approved by shareholders, according t(...)

Dermot Desmond: “The shareholders in Ladbrokes have passively accepted all the bad news and the loss of value heaped upon them by the Ladbrokes board and management over the last 10 years.” Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Irish businessman Dermot Desmond is calling on Ladbrokes shareholders to oppose the bookmaker’s planned €3.3 billion merger with rival Coral. Mr Desmo(...)

Diageo will reportedly this week reaffirm its commitment to Guinness.

Almost 30,000 landlords, according to the Sunday Business Post, are being pursued by the rental standards watchdog for failing to register their tena(...)

Dermot Desmond, founder of Daon: the company said  the installation of the service at US pre-clearance in Dublin Airport will boost the capacity of the airport to put on transatlantic flights. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Daon, a biometric technology company founded by Dermot Desmond, has won a contract to supply automated passport control kiosks for use in the US immig(...)

Ray Coyle and Mr Tayto. It is reported he will sell his 25% stake in Largo Foods to German company Intersnack for an undisclosed sum

New Generation Homes considering flotation in 2016 The Sunday Business Post reports that New Generation Homes, the homebuilder backed by M&G pensi(...)

Dermot Desmond: isn’t exactly known for tolerating losses. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Billionaire financier Dermot Desmond isn’t exactly known for tolerating losses at his various companies, but he has had to suck them up at eSpatial So(...)

Dermot Desmond: has invested €350,000 in Story of the Irish for a stake of about 25 per cent. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dermot Desmond, the globe-trotting financier and founder of Daon, has pitched up as an investor in a new live-action tourism exhibit in Dublin. In Jul(...)

Dermot Desmond: largest shareholder in Glasgow Celtic football club.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne
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You’d want the proverbial pair of steel ones to bet against Dermot Desmond, who is worth roughly the same as the GDP of the entire nation of Belize ($(...)

One51 chief executive Alan Walsh: hn 2014 he  signalled the company could go ahead with a flotation within two years.  It is understood the company is on track for this. Photograph: Dave Meehan

One51, the plastics manufacturer and waste-management firm, could be on track for a flotation in the middle of next year. One51 said on Friday it ha(...)