Gillian Bowler

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There must be loud sighs of relief from residents of Morehampton Lane, just off Herbert Park in Dublin 4. For almost three years now, this narrow cul-(...)

Brian Cowen. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Brian Cowen Former taoiseach Brian Cowen retired from politics in February 2011, having served as leader since May 2008. The Co Offaly politician, (...)

Permanent TSB  asked EY to review policy and practice ‘with a view to developing a comprehensive diversity and inclusion strategy’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish Life and Permanent, the precursor of Permanent TSB (PTSB), may have boasted the first chairwoman of a mainstream Irish lender in the late Gillia(...)

Zara’s Planet: people told Zara Stassin that her equestrian-holiday company would never work. Today she sends more than 1,600 people to their own horsey heaven in more than 30 countries

Anyone over 40 will remember how the late, great Gillian Bowler put package holidays on the map here with Budget Travel. The original low-cost-marketi(...)

In an analysis of the boards of 31 Irish publicly quoted companies, ‘The Irish Times’ found that women accounted for shy of 16 per cent of the board seats. Photograph: iStock

When the late Gillian Bowler became the chairwoman of Irish Life & Permanent in June 2004, she was the first woman to fill that role in any Irish (...)

Grainne Hollywood, Mike Flannery and Richard Barrett of Bartra Capital Property: engaged in an acquisition spree.

It has been over a year since Bartra Capital Property was officially launched. Founded by veteran developer Richard Barrett, the company announced pla(...)

Gillian Bowler, who died in December, left a will valued at almost €4 million

Gillian Bowler, the founder of Budget Travel who died last December, left almost €4 million in her will. Her estate was valued at €3.92 million, prob(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at an EU summit at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

1. Taoiseach dismisses proposals for bilateral agreement with UK The Taoiseach dismissed a proposal by the House of Lords EU committee for a bilatera(...)

Bowler: There was probably more to come in a remarkable life cut short at 64. Photograph: David Sleator

She blew into Dublin from London in her early 20s, with no capital, no security and little in the way of a formal education. Within a few years, Gilli(...)

Gillian Bowler:  ‘While personally charismatic, she was also viewed as a tough negotiator, well able to fight her corner in business.’ Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Businesswoman Gillian Bowler has died, aged 64. A pioneering and highly successful figure in the Irish travel trade through her company Budget Travel,(...)

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