Former media magnate Anthony O’Reilly has been  declared bankrupt by a court in the Bahamas and allowed to file for a personal insolvency arrangement. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“I don’t think people will be too happy to see his downfall,” says former Waterford Crystal glass-blower Seán Egan on the reaction in the city to news(...)

Denis O’Brien: “It is clear to me that this is part of a campaign to undermine me and to disseminate false statements about me.” Photograph: Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg

In the sweltering Caribbean heat and humidity of an October day, 223 people gathered on the lawns of King’s House, the official residence of the gover(...)

 Gavin O’Reilly, chairman of Red Flag. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Red Flag, which specialises in strategic communications and has offices in Dublin, Brussels and London, has several connections to Independent News an(...)

Liam Healy presided over a group which assembled an international business with a turnover of £34 billion. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Liam Healy, who has died aged 86, was Tony O’Reilly’s righthand man at the helm of his newspaper empire during its great days. From 1991 to 2000, Hea(...)

Tony O’Reilly: “If his commitment to free speech was merely a pose, the Sunday Independent gave plenty of opportunity to depose it.”

Tony O’Reilly had such a good press for so long that clawback was inevitable. Matt Cooper’s book The Maximalist has sparked many begrudging reviews. H(...)

Walking into Tony O’Reilly’s house at 2 Fitzwilliam Square, I noticed the plaque beside the front door. “So this was William Dargan’s house!” I(...)

The life of O’Reilly: Tony O’Reilly, the businessman often said to be Ireland’s first billionaire. Illustration: Eoin Coveney
Collapse: the fall of Tony O’Reilly
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  • September 12, 2015, 12:00

Tony O’Reilly, the businessman often said to be Ireland’s first billionaire, made his career in food, media and other industries in Ireland and int(...)

Denis O’Brien:  has  been awarded honorary membership of the Order of Jamaica, for services to its telecommunications industry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Denis O’Brien may be getting crucified in the land of his birth over what some see as the bone-headed extent of his self-pitying litigiousness, but th(...)

Philip O’Quigley, chief executive, Falcon Oil & Gas: “Shareholders don’t want to wait 20 years for a payback. We’re setting ourselves up to sell. Ultimately, that’s what we want to do.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Philip O’Quigley, the chief executive of Falcon Oil & Gas, leans back in his chair on the balcony outside his Dublin office, balancing it momen(...)

Dunquin South is estimated to contain around 1.4billion barrels of oil equivalent

Irish-based oil and gas exploration company Providence Resources has acquired Atlantic Petroleum’s 4 per cent stake in a licence located 170 km off(...)