Michael O’Flynn: said that both the O’Flynn Group debts and some personal loans were fully serviced with all payments up to date. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

US fund Blackstone and Michael O’Flynn look poised for a legal battle for control of the developer’s property and construction empire to which an e(...)

Michael O’Flynn said in a statement that he had begun talking to his lawyers.

US fund Blackstone and Michael O’Flynn look poised for a legal battle for control of the developer’s property and construction empire to which an ex(...)

The two biggest financial bets of O’Reilly’s career – Independent News and Media and Waterford Wedgwood – eventually proved the catalysts for O’Reilly’s downfall. Photograph: Alan Betson

The topic of conversation was Black Monday. A relaxed Tony O’Reilly was wearing a pair of boat shoes – no socks – as he sat on an armchair in the e(...)

Former chief executive of Independent News and Media Sir Anthony O Reilly: AIB said it believed his overall debts were greater than his remaining assets. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Sir Anthony O’Reilly, once the State’s richest man, was called “insolvent” by AIB as it had a judgment for €22.6 million entered against him in the Co(...)

 Citywest Hotel

The €30 million receivership sale of Ireland’s largest hotel to a secretive offshore fund has descended into a High Court lega(...)

Bailout news caught the attention of readers throguhout the year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It may have been a year of progress for Ireland, but it seems some things will never change. Although occasional articles on media issues and technolo(...)

Digicel, the telecoms group owned by businessman Denis O’Brien, operates mobile networks in the Caribbean, Central America and the south Pacific .Photograph: David Sleator

Digicel, the telecoms group owned by businessman Denis O’Brien, plans to borrow more than €360 million from the capital markets to cover general compa(...)

 Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty in 2009 to orchestrating what prosecutors described as the biggest Ponzi scheme in history, using $65 billion in real and artificial assets. He admitted using money from new clients to pay off earlier investors and was sentenced  to 150 years in prison. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

The Irish arm of HSBC bank is being sued for more than half a billion dollars arising from the Ponzi scheme run by jailed US fraudster Bernard Mado(...)

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Could you please give me some advice on a trip to Vietnam, taking in Cambodia and Laos? We are a couple, early 50s, interested in culture and histo(...)

The performance of Denis O’Brien’s Digicel dipped sharply in Haiti, one of the company’s main markets. Photographe: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Total group revenues at Digicel, the mobile phone company owned by businessman Denis O’Brien, fell by $7 million to $691 million in the three months t(...)

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