End of an entrepreneur: Disqualification and €2 million judgment for tech philanthropist Peter Conlon
The liquidator of Pembroke Dynamic has struck a last minute settlement with Peter Conlon, the Irish businessman who spent a year in a Swiss jail for alleged embezzlement
10th Jun, 2021 - 3 min read
“By putting myself out there, I received amazing messages from people all over the world who had also overcome adversity”
After battling breast cancer, Georgie Crawford decided to leave her job in radio to tell stories a different way. So, in 2018, she set up The Good Glow podcast. Now, along with her husband Jamie, Crawford is expanding the brand into new areas.
10th Jun, 2021 - 6 min read
Unlocking the Queally family food business empire: 300 companies, 3 continents, 10,000 staff and billions in revenues
Meat may be a low-margin business, but the scale achieved by Peter and John Queally has made two generations of multi-millionaires. An in-depth investigation of over 300 companies reveals their corporate structure and business strategy.
10th Jun, 2021 - 4 min read
Dolphin Trust fall out: Pensions regulator takes legal move against trustees
Having launched an investigation into Irish investor losses in Dolphin Trust, the Pensions Authority has now issued legal proceedings in the wake of the alleged pyramid scheme's collapse last year. Irish investors face losses of €107 million.
9th Jun, 2021 - 2 min read
Fore: The US bankruptcy trustee, the Irish High Court action and Trump’s luxury Co Clare golf resort
The dissolved company that formerly owned the five-star Doonbeg resort in Co Clare is facing a €12m claim from its former US parent. The claim is not without difficulties, and reveals the complex global structures that financed Doonbeg's construction.
9th Jun, 2021 - 4 min read
Gareth Hickey wants Noa to become the Spotify of narrated journalism. This is his plan to make it happen
Gareth Hickey believes his spoken-word audio platform can introduce publishers to a new generation of consumers. And, through persistence, Noa has brought The New York Times and The Economist on board. How did Hickey and Noa do it, and what are his plans for the future?
9th Jun, 2021 - 5 min read
Almost two years after being hit with an unexpected €65m tax bill, Henderson Park is taking its case to the High Court
Changes in legislation two years ago meant that Henderson Park faced an unforeseen €65m tax hit on its €1.34bn acquisition of Green Reit. Having unsuccessfully lobbied for clemency, it is now going legal.
8th Jun, 2021 - 2 min read
“I feel we are on a strong trajectory towards unicorn. If I was to do another raise, it would be at unicorn valuation”
Overhaul, Barry Conlon's supply chain visibility business, has just raised a further $35m. He talks about growth, valuations and why the authorities in the North are wooing his company.
8th Jun, 2021 - 6 min read
“In my family, if you’re not on the red eye for a meeting wherever you’re going, you’re not doing much”
Her father sold his business for €68m, but Nicki Hoyne is forging her own path in the fashion industry. She explains why she is selling her online accessories business My Shining Armour to focus on an eponymous bag and shoe brand.