Galen Weston in Brown Thomas after the luxury retailer crossed Grafton Street in 1995. The Canadian, who was married to Dublin-born Hilary Weston née Frayne, has died aged 80. Photograph: Jack McManus / The Irish Times

Galen Weston, the entrepreneur who built an Atlantic-spanning business network that included a long association with Brown Thomas, has died aged 80. (...)

The deal is believed to mark Balbec’s initial foray into  Irish non-performing loans. Photograph: iStock

Balbec Capital, an Arizona-based distressed debt investment firm, has emerged as the winning bidder for a portfolio of deep-in-arrears Irish mortgages(...)