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The winners and losers over the last five years in Irish business:

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2006

Best chief executive

Kingspan's Gene Murtagh

Least impressive chief executive

Aer Lingus's Dermot Mannion

Best Deal

CRH $1.3bn buyout of Apac

Worst deal

The Aer Lingus IPO

Best Small company

CPL Resources

2007

Best chief executive

Tullow Oil's Aidan Heavey

Best young CEO

Kingspan's Gene Murtagh

Best company

CRH

Best Small company

Norkom Technologies

Worst Deal

C&C's share buy back

Best deal

IAWS floating Origin/buying Otis Spunkmeyer

Least impressive chief executive

ISTC's Tiarnan O'Mahoney

2008

Best chief executive

Aryzta's Owen Killian

Best company

CRH

Best young chief executive Kingspan's Gene Murtagh

Least impressive chief executive

Anglo Irish Bank's David Drumm

Worst Deal

Sean Quinn's stakebuilding in Anglo Irish Bank

Deal of the Year

IAWS merger with Hiestand to create €2bn Aryzta

Best Small company

Norkom Technologies

2009

Best chief executive

Paddy Power's Patrick Kennedy

Best young executive

Patrick Kennedy

Best company

Paddy Power

Best deal

Paddy Power's €140m buyout of Sportsbet

Worst deal

The sale of Liam Carroll's stake in Greencore by the banks

Least impressive chief executive

AIB's Eugene Sheehy

Best small company

Norkom Technologies

2010

Best chief executive

Paddy Power's Patrick Kennedy

Best company

Paddy Power

Best deal

Greencore's Essenta deal with Northern Foods

Best small company

First Derivatives

Best young executive

Paddy Power's Breon Corcoran

Worst deal

Bank of Ireland's €1.7bn rights issue

Least impressive chief executive

Bank of Ireland's Richie Boucher

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