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Wedgwood's €650 Advent calendar

China blues Advent calendars have come a long way since the days when children opened cardboard windows and doors to find tiny pictures of a star or (...)

Anthony O’Reilly is attempting to have his bankruptcy case in the Bahamas recognised in US courts. File photograph: ©INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

A US bankruptcy judge in Pittsburgh is delaying a decision on a second attempt by retired HJ Heinz chairman and CEO Sir Anthony O’Reilly to have his b(...)

Sir Anthony is seeking to have his bankruptcy case in the Bahamas recognised by US Bankruptcy Court.

After hearing oral arguments Monday, a judge in Pittsburgh has given attorneys in a case involving bankrupt Sir Anthony O’Reilly time to file addition(...)

 Lorcan O’Connor,  an accountant, is currently head of the Insolvency Service of Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

Tackling a €780 million pension shortfall and managing extensive properties are among the challenges facing incoming CIÉ chief executive Lorcan O’Con(...)

A selection on offer for afternoon tea in the Westin, Dublin

Seeking Santa Fota Island Resort has become the go-to destination for special Santa visits. This year their Seek extravaganza promises to whisk l(...)

Tony O’Reilly jnr in his Providence Resources office in Dublin. “I’m proud that we’re a little Irish company punching above its weight. We physically operated last year the deepest well that’s ever been drilled in the north Atlantic.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Broadly speaking, there are two different types of oil hunters. There’s the science ones, usually geologists or engineers. Then there’s the money guys(...)

The Portland Vase (detail)

On this date in 1845, a young Dubliner – who later confessed to have been drinking for a week beforehand – visited the British Museum in London and co(...)

Lisbon skyline at Alfama, one of the older parts of the city. Photograph: iStock Photo

Assemble a city-break destination from a wishlist of components and you get Lisbon: a wide glittering river, limpid skies, steep cobbled streets, pala(...)

The joy of an auction is about watching other people battle it out over the stuff you’d never dream of buying

One of the better things about reaching your 40s is that you’re not afraid to give yourself credit for your own unique talents. I have exactly three, (...)

Soft furnishings are among the Castlemartin contents to be auctioned

He was once Ireland’s richest man and chief media baron, but now Sir Anthony O’Reilly’s furniture is to be sold at public auction – in a country pub —(...)

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