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Michael Smurfit at the launch of his autobiography A Life Worth Living in 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

At 83, entrepreneur and businessman Michael Smurfit is acutely aware of the danger that coronavirus poses to his health, which is why he has been coco(...)

An All Bar One pub in the UK, part of the Irish-backed Mitchells & Butlers group

Irish-backed UK pub giant Mitchells & Butlers said on Tuesday that it has secured significant temporary relief from its banks to get through its c(...)

Mitchells & Butlers, in which Irish horse-racing magnates JP McManus and John Magnier hold a combined 23.5 per cent stake, said that it was ‘encouraged’ by stimulus measures announced on Tuesday by   chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak. Photograph: iStock

Irish-backed UK pub giant Mitchells & Butlers warned on Wednesday that it “could suffer a significant loss” in the four weeks before it is due to (...)

Journalist Thom Malone talks to  Dermot Cantillon, chairman of Naas racecourse, who is bidding for a seat in the Seanad. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

One of Irish racing and breeding’s most high-profile administrative figures, Dermot Cantillon, has decided to run for election to the Seanad. Current(...)

Heinrich Anhold: “I am very proud of the fact that I managed to start and run the business from Sligo, that it has grown solidly and that Stablelab is now available in 20 countries

Sligo-based Epona Biotech is on a mission to revolutionise how antibiotics are used in veterinary medicine. What is special about your business? We(...)

Shares in UK pub giant Mitchells & Butlers, backed by Irish horse-racing magnates JP McManus and John Magnier, jumped after it reported record sales around Christmas.  Photograph: Carlos Jasso/Bloomberg News

Shares in UK pub giant Mitchells & Butlers, backed by Irish horse-racing magnates JP McManus and John Magnier, jumped on Thursday after it said sa(...)

Home improvement retailer Kingfisher, which owns B&Q,  slumped 7 per cent. Photograph: PA

European shares fell on Wednesday as concerns over US-China trade escalated after the US Senate passed legislation backing human rights protesters in (...)

Photograph: iStock

Pub giant Mitchells & Butlers has hailed a “strong” year after investment across its sites helped to boost sales despite “challenging” conditions (...)

Ruby Walsh aboard Kemboy on their way to winning the Coral Punchestown Gold Cup. File photograph: Getty

As fanciful as following in the footsteps of JP McManus, John Magnier or Michael O’Leary may seem, racehorse ownership has managed to remain accessibl(...)

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(...)

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