Ryanair boss  Michael O’Leary. Like Mourinho  he  has blazed through his career with an aura of invincibility, mounted on a steed of arrogance while lancing his enemies with gems from his oratorical arsenal. Photograph: PA Wire

Michael O’Leary would never admit it but the Ryanair chief executive has a lot in common these days with José Mourinho, the snarling, paranoid, embatt(...)

Apple’s Jade ridden by Jack Kennedy on the way to winning the Bar One Racing Hatton’s Grace Hurdle. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Michael O’Leary is famed for his ability to wrong-foot, and the Ryanair boss did it again after Apple’s Jade’s stunning Bar One Hatton’s Grace Hurdle (...)

Michael O’Leary: ‘People are whining and whingeing - but you can’t sit where you want.’ File photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has said that if passengers are not willing to pay for their seat they should “stop complaining and whingeing”. Mr O’Le(...)

3 Clyde Road, dating from 1876, was brought to the market last year with an asking price of €2.95 million

Michael O’Leary’s Bradley Investments has emerged as the €2.85 million buyer of a substantial period residence in Ballsbridge. 3 Clyde Road, a 284sq m(...)

Donagh Meyler guiding Lord Scoundrel to victory in the  Galway Plate at Ballybrit in July. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Michael O’Leary always insists the principal focus for his Gigginstown Stud team is Grade One success but the champion owner looks set to try to cont(...)

The Financial Services Ombudsman is sending   500 complaints about loss of cheap tracker mortgages to the Central Bank

Tracker mortgages A casebook of almost 500 complaints relating to the loss by homeowners of cheap tracker mortgages has been sent by the Financial Se(...)

Eddie O’Leary: Updates on race plans for Gigginstown Stud runners. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

Ante-post favourite Road To Riches is set to lead a powerful Gigginstown Stud team in Saturday’s Irish Gold Cup, as doubts surround the participation(...)

Aer Lingus began flying in 1936. It has survived a world war, the 1970s oil crisis, 9/11 and Ireland’s worst recession in living memory. Photograph:  Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

To quote Sherlock Holmes, the game is afoot at Aer Lingus.. After a period of shadow boxing, the board of Aer Lingus on Tuesday recommended the all-ca(...)

Irish Water managing director John Tierney:  the Sunday Business Post  reports that senior Coalition figures have discussed the need to replace him and the company’s board if the Government is to neutralise the political fallout from the water charges controversy.   Photograph:  Michael MacSweeney/Provision

Glass sale The Sunday Times reported that the group of lenders that owns Aventas, the former Quinn manufacturing group, are moving ahead with the €40(...)

Hennessy Gold Cup-winning trainer Phillip Fenton in the winner’s enclosure at Leopardstown with Last Instalment. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team has welcomed the British Horseracing Authority decision to allow Philip Fenton run his Chelte(...)

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