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Ireland's Rich List: 91-100

Published 31/03/2010 | 16:31

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91. LEO WARD & KEVIN ANDERSON

€92M CINEMA

Half-brothers Ward, 91, and Anderson own damn near half of all the cinema screens in the country. They have a raft of stock market investments, especially in the smaller-valued companies.

92. JOHN CLOHISEY

€90M RETAIL

The Monkstown-based accountant owns a stake in the €500m-plus valued BWG, which owns the Spar and Mace groups.

Clohisey, 57, has a massive share portfolio, including lumps of DCC and AIB, as well as property interests. He also owns stakes in One51 and Insomnia coffee.

93. TIM MAHONY'S FAMILY

€90M MOTOR INDUSTRY

Tim Mahony was one of the most successful players in the Irish motor industry, building the Toyota brand up from a handful of sales to one of the biggest selling marque in the country.

He died in June 2008, leaving an estate worth €77m, although many other assets may have been held through discretionary trusts.

Large sums of money were left to charities including St Vincent de Paul and Simon.

His assets included a stud farm and the Mount Juliet hotel and golf course.

94. MCMULLAN FAMILY

€89M FUEL

Maxol petrol station owners Noel, Malcolm and Max McMullan shared dividends over €3m in the last two years, despite profits falling €10m to just €3m as the company was squeezed in the downturn.

Maxol had sales of €643m and shareholders’ funds over €72m.

95. MARTIN BIRRANE

€87M RACING CARS

Birrane, the Mayo-born owner of racing car company Lola International and Mondello Park motor racing circuit, invests in property through his Peer Group. He did however sell his Killiney mansion at the top of the market for close to €7.7m.

Birrane is thought to be toying with moving into the Formula one circuit. The accomplished driver, who completed the Le Mans motor race on 10 occasions, broke the Irish land speed record in 1990 when he hit 176mph on the then-unopened M50.



96. TOMMY DREELAN

€87M OIL SERVICES

Wexford man Tommy Dreelan has made a fortune from the North Sea. With his brothers he sold his first oil services company, PSL, for €52m in 1998, reinvesting much of the money into Qserv, which was later sold to Aker for €101m.

97. ERNIE FISHER

€86M ENGINEERING

Ernie Fisher sold his Fermanagh steel engineering firm to listed construction firm Severfield Rowen in a €100m cash and shares deal in 2007. The value of these shares has fallen sharply in the downturn.

98. FRANK BOYD

€86M PROPERTY

The property dive has hit former electrical engineer Frank Boyd, who owns assets with Andrew Creighton. Boyd, who left school at 16, sold his electrical engineering firm for €2m and ploughed into property as prices were rocketing. He has assets in Germany and is involved in the €500m regeneration of the Royal Exchange in Belfast.

99. BRIAN McCARTHY

€85M FINANCIER

Killorglin businessman Brian McCarthy is the biggest shareholder in financial services firm Fexco. Last year, Western Union paid €125m to buy Fexco's money transfer operations, while transferring its 25 per cent stake by to Fexco.

The company, which includes former Tanaiste Dick Spring as a director, has expanded its electronic payments business buying Federal Pacific in New Zealand. McCarthy also invested in software and media.

100. LEONARD STEINBERG

€85M BOOKIES

Belfast born peer Leonard Steinberg left Ulster as the Troubles accelerated. He built up Stanley Bookmakers before selling his stake to Ladbrokes for €48m. He has other assets and was paid handsomely.

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