Tony O Reilly

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  John Jordan:  Ornua’s foray into  the US  started back in the late 1980s, but it is paying big dividends now.  Photograph:  Marc O’Sullivan

This time last year, John Jordan, the chief executive of Ireland’s largest dairy export business Ornua, was staring down the barrel of a gun. Covid ha(...)

Providence shares slumped as much as 22 per cent within an hour  on Thursday as the market digested news that a partnership to develop  Barryroe. Photograph: iStock

Investors in oil and gas exploration stocks need a strong constitution at the best of times. But followers of Providence Resources have had to be a br(...)

Bookmakers are seen among the crowds of racegoers on the final day of the Cheltenham festival in 2019. Photo: Glyn Kirk/AFP via Getty Images

Cheltenham week. Money down, bets on. The one week in the year where it feels like no big deal to gamble on seven races a day. And sure maybe, late on(...)

This country’s weak regulations on media monopolies were exposed when Denis O’Brien added control of Ireland’s biggest newspaper company to his ownership of Ireland’s largest private radio company. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Not surprisingly, most of the reaction to the recent sale of the Communicorp radio group to the German-based Bauer Media Audio has focused on the fact(...)

Denis O’Brien, third from left, with former taoiseach Enda Kenny at the ringing of the bell at the NYSE on March 19th, 2012. Photograph: Ben Hider/NYSE Euronext/PA Wire

The sale of Communicorp for more than €100 million marks the exit of telecoms tycoon Denis O’Brien from the Irish media market after a decades-long pr(...)

Tom Kiernan pictured in 1982 when he was coach of Ireland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

First a brief rolling back of the years. At the time of his retirement in 1973 Tom Kiernan was Ireland’s most-capped player, most experienced captain (...)

 Wales and British and Irish Lions wing JJ Williams has died at the age of 72. File photograph: PA

Former Wales and British and Irish Lions winger JJ Williams has died at the age of 72. Williams, who was christened John James but known throughout t(...)

The Barryroe oil and gas field is located in the North Celtic Sea Basin in water depths of 100m

Providence Resources chief executive Alan Linn believes the company’s Barryroe oil find could help replace Ireland’s dwindling natural gas reserves. (...)

Providence Resources: Barryroe Well

Shares in Providence Resources rose on Friday as the oil and gas explorer appointed a British industry veteran and expert on its Barryroe project to i(...)

Providence Resources’ Barryroe well off the coast of Ireland. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Providence Resources estimates that the initial development of the group’s key Barryroe oil prospect off the Cork coast would be at breakeven levels a(...)

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