Wednesday July 15, 2020

A Kazakh tower, offshore trusts and a disputed €8m

From alleged meetings in the Red Cow Inn off the M50 in Dublin to a 380-metre tower in the Kazakh capital of Astana, this is the inside story of how two leading businessmen, once friends, ended up embroiled in a bitter High Court battle

27th May, 2018
Jerry Ryan: “I considered that I needed the assistance of a friend who could assist in running the business”

Jerry Ryan was one of Ireland’s most high-profile architects during the boom. Now he has become embroiled in a complex legal battle with businessman Barry English. It is a dispute that stretches from alleged meetings in the Red Cow Inn off the M50 in Dublin to a 380-metre tower in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan.

At stake are millions of euro that Ryan claims have been taken from him by English. The...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

As the online debate on trans issues remains heated, those affected by them in the real world are calling for more support, space and understanding. But are their voices being heard?

Colin Murphy | 3 weeks ago

The former NTMA head says he is ‘quite alarmed’ at the potential for legal actions over the large number of deaths in nursing homes during the crisis

Michael Brennan | 2 months ago

Oil storage in the self-styled ‘Pipeline Crossroads of the World’ is full to the brim, but the black stuff keeps on coming. With much of the world’s economy in a Covid-19 slowdown, at one point last week, benchmark US crude oil was priced at minus $37.63 a barrel

Barry J Whyte | 2 months ago