Louis  FitzGerald’s Anglo loans were secured against well-known pubs, including The Stag’s Head and Kehoes  as well as the Arlington Hotel in Dublin. Photograph Joe St Leger

Louis FitzGerald, the publican and hotelier, has refinanced his empire with the support of Broadhaven Credit Partners and AIB. Mr FitzGerald’s busines(...)

Roy Keane: The focus on the Alex Ferguson feud, the sport’s most tiresome quarrel, suggested that recent signs of a genuine softening in Keane’s thinking and perspective were deceptive. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

What’s your favourite Roy Keane story? Is it Robbie Savage’s voicemail, John Hartson’s crisps or Abba on the bus at Sunderland? Is it the one about th(...)

Former Sunderland manager Roy Keane back at Old Trafford. ‘Ferguson never turned up. I thought that was out of order. He called me a few days later to apologise.’ Photograph: PA Wire

Roy Keane pulls no punches in his new autobiography, The Second Half, criticising owners, managers and players, but also having regrets when backed(...)

Cork developer Michael O’Flynn. Photograph: Alan Betson

Cork developer Michael O’Flynn and Kildare Partners, which is backed by billionaire Ellis Short, have completed the refurbishment of a high-spec offi(...)

 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(...)