Michael Dawson: “How I built my gift voucher business and then sold it for more than €100 million“
Michael Dawson has had a varied career. He started out in politics in the late 70s, booked out the RDS for Italia 90, built up the business One4All and sold it for €100 million.
7th Oct, 2019 - 15 min read
Trafficking tax: how US firms shifted $137bn from Ireland following Trump’s tax move
As policymakers grapple with modernising antiquated global tax laws, new data ranks Ireland as the third biggest mover of US dividends in 2018. “I was surprised by the exact magnitude of Ireland’s numbers,” former Treasury official says.
4th Oct, 2019 - 6 min read
Inside Paddy Power’s mega-merger: in the gambling business, better to be big
To justify the current share price of Paddy Power, it would help for the merger with Stars to go through. More importantly, Flutter needs billions of dollars to flow, from punters all over America, into their slick new FanDuel Sportsbook apps.
3rd Oct, 2019 - 11 min read
The Decathlon disruptor: the IKEA of sport retailing has its eyes firmly on Irish growth
Decathlon Sports, the €13 billion French sports retail giant, is poised to open its first Irish store. More are in the pipeline, as it aims to grow revenues and build market share here. Just what will this mean for Lifestyle and Elverys?
2nd Oct, 2019 - 5 min read
“Irish people have something unique. Being Irish, we don’t seem to understand that“
In an wide-ranging interview, Pat McCann, the hotelier and new president of Ibec, talks about the future of the Irish economy, the hotel industry and the secret to keeping investors happy.