“An entrepreneur of no fixed abode“: the inside story of Peter Conlon and the missing charity millions
Out of a Swiss jail, tech tycoon Peter Conlon is now battling in the Irish courts. The upcoming case promises intrigue - from alleged human rights abuses in Zurich to a mystery €30 million Nigerian benefactor
22nd Oct, 2019 - 21 min read
Bulgarian imbroglio: how the Black Sea became a financial black hole for Ireland’s secret millionaire
John Concannon, the Galway tycoon, invested millions in an ambitious plan to farm mussels in the Black Sea. The deal is now the centre of a major legal tussle, with allegations of forgery, negligence and breach of contract.
17th Oct, 2019 - 8 min read
The inside story of the boardroom powerbroker, the €2.3m gift and the taxman
By launching High Court proceedings, the businessman Gary McGann has upped the ante in his battle with the Revenue Commissioners over a €2.3m “generous gift” from Smurfit shareholders.
15th Oct, 2019 - 3 min read
Francesca Comyn: “Personal Injuries reform is coming. Just not any time soon.”
The government has charged the Judicial Council with implementing urgently needed reform of personal injuries insurance. It is not a quick fix, but, given the intense lobbying and various legal issues, it is probably the best option.