Ferns, Co Wexford man Dreelan (58) and his brothers Sean and Ciaran are serious North Sea oil players. In 1999 they sold their PSL oil services group to NatWest equity partners for €61m.
"We do not need to work again," Tommy said after the sale. That didn’t last. They set up a new specialised oil services group Qserv and almost a decade later sold it on to Norwegian firm Aker Solutions for about €120m.
Tommy races Porsche Carerras for the Celtic speed motor racing team. Sean Dreelan is another petrol head, owning a red Ferrari 599 GTO. Last year, a white 2010 Porsche 911 GT2 RS coupe, silver 2011 Aston Martin Rapide V12 and grey Toyota Land Cruiser worth a combined €610,000 were stolen from his home near Aberdeen.