Wednesday November 25, 2020

Ireland’s top business dynasties

New year, old money: we take a look at what passes for royalty in Ireland – the country’s top wealthy (and, in some cases, perhaps less wealthy than they were before) business families

3rd January, 2015

✽ The patriarch of the family was the legendary PV Doyle, the building contractor turned hotelier who was part of Charles Haughey’s brave new world of cavalier, can-do corporate adventure in the 1970s and 1980s.

The anointed successors for PV’s businesses were his sons Michael and David, who inherited the building business and hotel chain respectively.

Bitter inter-family battles erupted after PV’s death. Ultimately, both brothers departed the business, leaving Bernie Doyle...

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