Ben Dunne

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Arthur Ryan, second from left,  and Alma Carroll at the opening of Primark’s store in Boston in 2015, alongside Mayor Martin Walsh and  Primark chief executive Paul Marchant. Photograph: Josh Reynolds

Leading business figures yesterday paid tribute to Arthur Ryan, who led Penneys-Primark from just one store on Dublin’s Mary Street to a global fashio(...)

Former minister  Ray Burke arriving at the Flood tribunal in Dublin Castle, November  2001. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

On building sites, there used to be a tradition of sending the callow young apprentice on his first day to ask for the rubber hammer and the glass nai(...)

Ben Dunne Gym at Northwood, Dublin. ‘I do this for fun,’ the businessman has said. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Ben Dunne expects his gym business to record an operating profit of €5 million in the financial year to the end of this month. This would mark a 32 pe(...)

Senator Shane Ross (left) with Feargal Quinn and members of the Independent Alliance outside Leinster House in 2015. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tributes are being paid to businessman Feargal Quinn, best known as the founder of the Superquinn supermarket chain, who has died after a short illnes(...)

Ben Dunne at one of his gyms,  Westpoint, in Blanchardstown, Co Dublin. However, his place in Irish society was built on his time running the family retail business, Dunnes Stores. Photograph: Eric Luke

Newspaper birthday lists and online encyclopaedias usually note Ben Dunne’s birthday as March 3rd. Yet the official documents for every one of his reg(...)

Taoiseach Charles Haughey welcoming French president Francois Mitterrand at Dublin Airport in February 1988.

Charles Haughey demanded a personal visit by François Mitterrand to his north Dublin mansion be included in the itinerary only three days before the F(...)

FleetConnect CEO Patrick Cotter: “People expect wifi to be abundant and excellent in 2018.”

As an integral part of our daily experience, it’s difficult to imagine a time where we lived without wifi. “Access to fast, efficient broadband used (...)

Photograph: Alan Betson

Ryanair filed an advertising complaint against a company that offers to manage compensation claims for flight delays, questioning its right to interfe(...)

Gym membership in Ireland is the most expensive in the EU but it’s getting more competitive. Photograph: Irish Times Graphics

On the face of it Irish people are paying up for gym membership, with rates here among the highest in Europe. But this is partly down to the structure(...)

Independent Tipperary TD Michael Lowry: “If that comes out I’m f**king ruined. I’m bankrupt.” Photograph: Collins Courts

The tax filings that led to Michael Lowry’s conviction last week ensured he did not leave himself exposed to much more serious criminal charges. The (...)

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