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Luigi Wewege: Kiwi-Italian financier

Vivier Mortgages, a subprime lender formerly known as the Home Funding Corporation (HFC), is another interesting company whose accounts for last year (...)

Dermot Desmond: sure to have himself a white Christmas if he chooses to spend the festive season at his registered address in an apartment at Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dermot Desmond, a hotel owner and former stockbroker, must be chuffed with himself after his Daon biometrics company landed a major contract with Atom(...)

Alan Ennis:  a fixture among the Irish-American movers and shakers of New York. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Alan Ennis, the Dublin-born, New York-based former chief executive of cosmetics giant Revlon, has popped up at an intriguing-sounding new company in t(...)

Ocean Capital was set up in 2005 to invest in the then-booming commercial property scene across continental Europe. Photograph:  REUTERS/Neil Hall

Financial statements for last year have just become available for Ocean Capital, a private equity firm co-owned by Dublin stockbroker Paul McGowan. O(...)

Mike Ashley: his sports retailer Sports Direct has been pilloried this week. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Former minister for finance Charlie McCreevy really seems to have a knack of getting out before the proverbial brown stuff hits the fan. Not only did(...)

Homestore + More: a real money-spinner, it has recently undergone a corporate restructuring

Ogalas, the company behind the Homestore + More retail chain, is gearing itself up for the festive season to come. The group, which was co-owned by A(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: published Public Health (Alcohol) Bill. Photograph:  INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Bulmers cidermaker C&C wasted no time in trolling its competitors in the Irish drinks industry this week, with an interesting statement welcoming (...)

Gambling technology tycoon Teddy Sagi: convicted for securities fraud in his home country Israeli 20 years ago

The Central Bank of Ireland may have stymied the attempt by Israeli gambling technology tycoon Teddy Sagi to move into financial derivatives trading b(...)

Beast of a different stripe: Holiday World is promising tiger-watching trips in Africa, but you may have to bring your own tiger

“Save the date!” the public relations email said. On January 22nd next, Holiday World, the huge travel exhibition organised on behalf of the Irish Tra(...)

Emma Somers: an informercial queen who also once had a Broadway show The Blonde in the Thunderbird, has form in promoting various “alternative” therapies. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Buried amid the naughty list of tax defaulters this week was a €164,000 settlement by the Irish division of Lifewave, a US multi-level-marketing (MLM)(...)

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