Ellis Short: His private equity firm, Kildare Partners, recently raised a $2 billion fund to invest in Europe. Photograph:  Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

Kildare Partners, which is backed by billionaire Ellis Short, has bought two of the biggest shopping centres in the North for £135 million (€170 milli(...)

Gus Poyet: “Stability is key to long-term and sustained success . . . and this new contract gives both the club and me that stability.” Photograph: Reuters

Gus Poyet has disappointed Southampton by agreeing an improved two-year contract with Sunderland, intended to keep him on Wearside until at least 2016(...)

Former Manchester United legend Roy Keane at the recent game between Everton and  United at Goodison Park.

A little over a decade ago when Jaap Stam was shunted out the Old Trafford door to Lazio after revealing in his book that Alex Ferguson had tapped (...)

Cork developer Michael O’Flynn: his Nama loans are expected to be sold for more than €1 billion and they have a rent roll of €75 million a year. Photograph:  Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

About €100 million of loans associated with companies owned by Cork developer Michael O’Flynn have been sold to Kildare Partners, a p(...)

Connaught House on Burlington Road where the offices of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) formerly Anglo Irish Bank were located. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

IBRC, the former Anglo Irish Bank, internally valued its UK loan portfolio at between €883 million and €568 million more than it was sold for l(...)

The sale of a portfolio of IBRC loans with a par value of €7.3 billion was completed yesterday by KPMG, the special liq(...)

Anglo kept three lists of politically exposed persons  or high-profile persons  to ensure it did not offer nor could be perceived to have offered special treatment. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The list of “sensitive” borrowers who were clients of Anglo Irish Bank or Irish Nationwide range from billionaires to bankrupts, demonstrating just ho(...)

Republic of Ireland manager  Martin O’Neill during a press conference at the Gibson Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

A day like Saturday is about feeling out and sizing up. We him, him us. A couple of times over the course of the afternoon, Martin O’Neill doubled bac(...)

Sunderland’s Fabio Borini  celebrates his late winner against Newcastle.

Sunderland 2 Newcastle United 1 Alan Pardew predicted that this latest north-east derby might be decided by a clever substitution and he was p(...)

 Gus Poyet has been appointed as the new Sunderland manager on a two-year deal. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Gus Poyet was today handed the task of dragging Sunderland out of relegation trouble after being named as Paolo Di Canio’s successor.The 45-year-old U(...)