Former media magnate Anthony O’Reilly has been  declared bankrupt by a court in the Bahamas and allowed to file for a personal insolvency arrangement. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“I don’t think people will be too happy to see his downfall,” says former Waterford Crystal glass-blower Seán Egan on the reaction in the city to news(...)

About 50,000 high-end pieces of crystal are made in the manufacturing facility in Waterford, which also hosts factory tours.

The group that includes Waterford Wedgwood, which was bought out of receivership six years ago for about €100 million, is to be sold to a Finnish home(...)

The Waterford Crystal building in Waterford City. About 50,000 high-end pieces of crystal are made each year in the company’s manufacturing facility in Waterford, where it also runs factory tours

The company that owns the Waterford Crystal brand increased its profits by 57 per cent last year in spite of booking redundancy and other once-off co(...)

Sir Anthony O’Reilly’s 49 per cent share in Fitzwilton is likely to be eventually sold to go towards his creditors

Fitzwilton, the manufacturing group owned by Sir Anthony O’Reilly and his brother-in-law Peter Goulandris, returned to profitability last year, accor(...)

Sir Anthony O’Reilly received several death threats including “bullets in the mail” in the late 1970s and early 1980s, according to a new documentary.  Photograph: Frank Miller

  A new documentary to be broadcast tonight reveals that Sir Anthony O’Reilly, the one-time billionaire who is now virtually broke, receiv(...)

1998: Leaves Heinz after 26 years with the company

May 7th 1936 Born in Dublin to Jack O’Reilly and Aileen O’Connor. 1940s Educated at Belvedere College, Dublin 1955 Makes debut (...)

Sir Anthony O’Reilly:  78-year old former billionaire and one-time Heinz chief executive. Photograph: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

The State has yet again gone legal on Sir Anthony O’Reilly, the retired 78-year old former billionaire and one-time Heinz chief executive.A few weeks (...)

Sir Anthony O’Reilly: investment vehicle Indexia and other firms owed the bank about €35 million.

Lonestar, the Dallas-based private equity firm led by John Grayken that bought an IBRC loan portfolio with a face value of €1 billion, has started to (...)