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The three final overseas bidders for a portfolio of up to €2 billion of non-performing AIB loans are using Irish-regulated vehicles to overcome mounting political opposition to portfolios being bought by firms beyond the Central Bank’s oversight.

Apple beat revenue and profit expectations in its March quarter as it sold 52.2 million iPhones, barely below Wall Street targets and showing some res(...)

Heatons has 54 shops across the island of Ireland

Worker anxiety is growing in Heatons as British group Sports Direct International moves to rebrand the Irish department store chain. Sports Direct In(...)

Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

JD Sports Fashion agreed to buy US sportswear retailer Finish Line, expanding into the North American market and snatching away a company in which Mi(...)

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has again upped its stake in the struggling department store chain Debenhams, bringing it close to a level at which it must launch a takeover bid. Photograph: PA

Billionaire retail magnate Mike Ashley is giving shareholders of Debenhams Plc something to cling on to. The embattled UK department store owner soar(...)

  Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley: the retailer is trying to revive sales and profit growth with  more premium products from brands such as Nike and Adidas. Photograph:  Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Sports Direct’s efforts to move upmarket with new flagship stores contributed to a softening of its top line, a margin squeeze and a jump in debt, whi(...)

  Amanda Staveley:  a skilled negotiator possessing peerless contacts in the Gulf, she masterminded Sheikh Mansour’s 2009 takeover of Manchester City.  Photograph: Getty Images

Optimism that Amanda Staveley will persuade Mike Ashley to sell Newcastle United to her Dubai-based PCP Capital Partners Middle Eastern investment fun(...)

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Sportswear billionaire Mike Ashley has closed almost half of Sports Direct International’s concessions in the stores of struggling UK department store(...)

Sports Direct chairman Keith Hellawell. Photograph: Reuters.

The embattled chairman of British retailer Sports Direct survived a vote to oust him by a slim margin on Wednesday, after he said he would resign if a(...)

The case is an unwelcome distraction for Ashley as he tries to resurrect growth at Sports Direct after a dismal 18 months

In Mike Ashley’s last court case, we found out what an evening in the pub with him was like. Now, we might pick up a few tips on his golf game. Ashle(...)

During the trial, Mr Ashley claimed that he couldn’t “remember the details of the conversations” in the pub as he had consumed “four or five drinks in the first hour” and that any discussion over a bonus was merely “banter” on a “drink-fueled, fun night.”

Mike Ashley, the billionaire owner of Sports Direct, won a court ruling denying a former employee’s claim that the retail tycoon made a legally bindi(...)

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