Bernard Somers

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Bernard Somers. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

A summary judgment application for €1.7 million against former AIB and Central Bank director Bernard Somers in relation to a loan that was secured on (...)

A summary judgment application for €1.7 million against former AIB and Central Bank director Bernard Somers has been struck out at the Commercial Court after the sides reached an agreement. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

A summary judgment application for €1.7 million against former AIB and Central Bank director Bernard Somers in relation to a loan that was secured on (...)

This large, handsome house on around 1½ acres in Foxrock, built in 1903, has a dramatic and very distinctive entrance. French doors framed by Doric co(...)

The Four Courts, Dublin. Last November, the application for judgment was adjourned until this month. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A summary judgment application for €1.7 million against former AIB and Central Bank director Bernard Somers in relation to a loan secured on various a(...)

Mr Justice Brian McGovern said he did not want the court’s fast-track procedures being used in a way “oppressive” of someone not trying to avoid their responsibilities.

A fund’s application for €1.76 million judgment against former AIB and Central Bank director Bernard Somers over a loan secured on various assets, inc(...)

Postal software provider Escher saw its shares fall almost 10%  in London as it reported a 24%  decline in first-half revenues. Photograph: iStock

Escher Group, a Dublin-based provider of software for use in the postal, retail and financial industries, saw its shares fall almost 10 per cent in Lo(...)

Sir Anthony O’Reilly is to participate in the equivalent of Ireland’s personal insolvency arrangements in the Bahamas where he has a home.

Most of the €7.4m proceeds of sale of businessman Sir Anthony O’Reilly’s home in Co Kildare have gone towards paying off his €22.6m debt to AIB, the C(...)

 Sir Anthony O’Reilly: his finances may have gone into the darkness, but his remarkable life remains a subject of fascination. File photograph: Frank Miller

The unexpected downfall of Tony O’Reilly was all over the papers. It was January 1963 and for the first and only time in his life, O’Reilly had been d(...)

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(...)

AIB said yesterday it was tired of “forbearance” and was worried it would be pushed to the “back of the queue” if it didn’t move against O’Reilly. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Bernard Somers slipped into the back of Court No 1 in the commercial court at 2.25pm yesterday. The veteran accountant had fought a behind-the-scenes (...)

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