Chuck Feeney

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Chuck Feeney: The man who gave it all away. Photograph: Alan Betson

Some 80 years ago, a boy could be found on a New Jersey beach in summer distributing umbrellas and allowing himself to be “dunked” in a tub by contest(...)

The new, cheaper Apple Watch SE was unveiled during an Apple event in California on Tuesday.

The bill to the exchequer from Covid-19 could hit €50 billion by the end of 2022, the employers’ group Ibec has warned in its pre-budget submission. E(...)

American entrepreneur Chuck Feeney (centre) signs papers to dissolve his Atlantic Philanthropies foundation at his office in San Francisco. The signing was witnessed by Christopher Oechsli, president and chief executive of the foundation, and Mr Feeney’s wife Helga.

Veteran American entrepreneur Chuck Feeney has signed the papers to dissolve his Atlantic Philanthropies foundation that provided more than $8 billion(...)

David Cronin, newly appointed as president and chief executive of the Ireland Funds America.

The Ireland Funds America has appointed David Cronin as its new president and chief executive. He takes over a role that was held until recently by Ki(...)

It may sound counter-intuitive, but banks probably would not want this money. File photograph: Toby Melville/PA

In the old days when somebody had a large financial windfall, it was often speculated that person could “live off the interest”. An interest rate of (...)

Brendan O’Regan, who was catering comptroller at Shannon Airport and a onetime chairman of Bord Fáilte

It may now be a global $70 billion business, but it has its origins in the mind of one Clare man. And like many innovations, the concept of duty free,(...)

Bill Flynn (right) in New York with then Northern Ireland deputy first minister Seamus Mallon, in 2000. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has led the tributes to Irish-American businessman Bill Flynn, a leading advocate for the Northern Irish peace process in the U(...)

If you have two children, that means anything above €620,000 will be subject to inheritance tax – formally known as Capital Acquisitions Tax – at 33%. File photograph: Getty Images

US President Donald Trump vowed to abolish it, but the Swedes did so. The Economist deems it a “fair” tax, philanthropist Chuck Feeney is avoiding it (...)

Chuck Feeney. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The state of philanthropy in Ireland was a “really scary thing” as donations from Atlantic Philanthropies were disappearing, Caitriona Fottrell, vice (...)

In 2003, Chuck Feeney signed off on a decision to spend all of his fortune in his lifetime. “Giving while living,” he called it.

Chuck Feeney today is a man of no property. He and his wife Helga live in a modest rented apartment in San Francisco. He has no car or luxuries of any(...)

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