Dermot Desmond

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Hatem Abd Elhamed of Celtic reacts at full time during the Uefa Champions League on Tuesday.  Photograph:  Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

We don’t know if Dermot Desmond is a fan of U2 but when it comes to the performance of some of his stock market-listed investments, the businessman ap(...)

Dermot Desmond’s involvement, through Stamport, stems from the fact that he took control of the Old Belvedere grounds in a little-publicised deal more than a decade ago.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Financier Dermot Desmond has teamed up with a well-known south Dublin rugby club in a High Court action over a housing development adjacent to its gro(...)

Larry Goodman:  it is at his exploits in the healthcare industry, the trio of Irish private hospitals in which he is involved, where we have witnessed the full breadth of his approach to business. File photograph: Alan Betson

In reporting the affairs of media-shy Irish billionaires, those of Dermot Desmond and, in particular, Denis O’Brien garner most attention. They are th(...)

Generator operates a hostel in Smithfield, Dublin

Dónal Rooney, the senior executive who uncovered significant accounting irregularities at the Dermot Desmond-backed travel software company Datalex, h(...)

INM shareholders last month overwhelmingly backed the Mediahuis buyout

Belgian group Mediahuis has overhauled the management team and board of Independent News and Media (INM), after formally completing its €145.6 million(...)

Gert Ysebaert, CEO and Thomas Leysen, chairman, Mediahuis. The Government must formally approve all media mergers in the State. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government has given a green light to the €145.6 million takeover of Independent News & Media (INM) by Belgian group Mediahuis, ahead of an ap(...)

David O’Shea, executive director of BlackBee Group with Aperee chief executive Paul Kingston at the launch of the fund. Photograph: Clare Keogh

The headline figures shout the story – 1,000 new beds, 1,500 new staff on top of 1,000 already working in care homes they intend to take over. Investm(...)

Macquarie has dropped its  £2.5 billion bid for Barchester, one of Britain’s big four  care home groups, which is owned by Irish billionaires Dermot Desmond, JP McManus and John Magnier. Photigraph: iStock

Australian infrastructure bank Macquarie has pulled out of a £2.5 billion deal to buy one of Britain’s biggest care home chains, blaming the uncertain(...)

Seán Corkery was appointed deputy chairman of Datalex in April. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Datalex’s interim chief executive and acting chairman, Seán Corkery, is overseeing an overhaul of his senior executive ranks as he seeks to turn arou(...)

Practising at Lahinch Golf Club. Photograph:  Brian Arthur

The staging of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch is having “a transformative effect” on the seaside resort, according to local hotelier, Micha(...)

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