Mark Lyons

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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(...)

Mark Lyons: at the helm of Alltech, the firm founded by his late father, Dr Pearse Lyons.

For a man whose shoulders now carry the burden of a multibillion-euro company, Mark Lyons is incredibly relaxed. In March 2018, Dr Pearse Lyons, his (...)

The only one who seemed well-prepared and asked a succession of erudite, intelligent questions – and who seemed genuinely interested in the answers – was Sinn Féin senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn (pictured, with microphone, in 2017). Photograph: Alan Betson

Business journalists don’t get out that much. We tend to be kept locked in the basement to crunch numbers and write about profits and bonds. If we’re (...)

Alltech chief executive Mark Lyons announcing details of the latest accelerator programme at Dogpatch Labs in Dublin. Photograph: Yohei Ishikawa

Ireland should focus more attention on developing its agtech start-up scene given the widespread expertise in agriculture, the chief executive and pre(...)

Pearse Lyons in his distillery in the Liberties. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Pearse Lyons, the Irish-born entrepreneur who founded the hugely successful Alltech animal nutrition group, has died in Kentucky at the age of 73. M(...)

Karl Whelan (front right) and Will Dempsey (back) co-owners of Hang Dai Chinese restaurant on Camden Street, Dublin, with head chef Bibo Yang. Photograph: Terry McDonagh

Karl Whelan and Will Dempsey are 12-year-old first-year students at Terenure College in Dublin in 1991. They share a desk – and an inclination for me(...)

Alltech founder and president Pearse Lyons.

Animal nutrition company Alltech yesterday announced a new $63 million investment in Brazil that is expected to generate 200 jobs.The investment com(...)

Training time for the Limerick hurlers at the Gaelic Grounds. Críonna Tobin’s fascinarting presentation to the  GAA’s Games Development Conference at Croke Park appeared to prove that high intensity training produces better core fitness results than the more traditional endurance running. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” is a quote often associated with Roy Keane but ( like Father Ted only “borrowing” the parish money (...)

Limerick wingback Gavin O’Mahony, seen here, left, battling with Patrick Maher of Tipperary on Sunday, said the team’s only goal at the start of the year was winning the Munster SHC semi-final meeting with the Premier County. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

You can look at most things in more than one way. On Sunday, Limerick took the field in Thurles as Munster champions to play a Tipperary team with a r(...)

Donal O’Grady:  resigned on Sunday night, after an awkward sequence of events. Photograph: Inpho

It may not completely quel the controversy but the Limerick County Board have defended their actions which resulted in the res(...)

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