A Middle Eastern conflict

A Middle Eastern conflict
Barry English attended both days of the High Court proceedings and right Jerry Ryan at the High Court in Dublin for the hearing Pic: CourtPix

D-Day is approaching in a high-stakes legal showdown between Celtic Tiger architect Jerry Ryan and engineering tycoon Barry English, with the case hinging on whether English’s takeover of Ryan’s Emirati firm was a genuine deal or a ‘ball of smoke’. Francesca Comyn reports

Buying Jerry Ryan’s Middle Eastern architectural practice was partly an act of altruism, a way of helping a friend. But friendship had its limits, businessman Barry English told the Commercial Court last month.

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