John Magnier

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If  Dermot Desmond  hasn’t invested for love, or for money, then it must be for the punishment. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

For somebody like Dermot Desmond with a personal fortune of about €2 billion, it must seem perfectly reasonable to punt the occasional couple of milli(...)

Michael Owen during the Manchester United era in 2009. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire

Last Friday Michael Owen was in Dublin to promote his second autobiography, Reboot. The book had received an extraordinary amount of publicity the pre(...)

‘This vlog has nothing to do with fashion, Ross. This is a political vlog’

The old dear rings me, sounding panicked. “Ross,” she goes. “I’m worried.” I look at the time on my phone. It’s, like, half nine in the morning. I’(...)

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(...)

 Seamie Heffernan riding Anthony Van Dyck  wins The Investec Derby Stakes at Epsom.  Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien was fresh from a record-equalling seventh Epsom Derby triumph with Anthony Van Dyck 24 hours earlier but his Prix Du Jockey Club hoodoo(...)

Luttrellstown Castle near Castleknock in Dublin, which is set to be upgraded

The Luttrellstown Castle resort near Castleknock in Dublin, which is co-owned by JP McManus and John Magnier, is to get eight new bedrooms as part of (...)

Hermosa and Ryan Moore on the way to winning the  Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh. Photograph: PA Wire

Hermosa provided a four-length classic show to mark the official opening of the new Curragh in Sunday’s Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas. Aidan O’Brie(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: money pile down to just  €865 million. File photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has lost his status as a billionaire after his his net worth fell €167 million to a paltry €865 million, according to the(...)

The refurbished Curragh Racecourse with its centrepiece – the new stand. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

After four years and just over €80 million the new Curragh opens to the public today. Irish racing’s flagship facility has been built. The question no(...)

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