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Walter Beatty and family

The Beattys owe the bulk of their wealth to a 25pc stake in the Jurys Doyle hotel group, which has paid out over €800m in dividends since 2004. The group was bought out for €1.4bn during the boom, debt was paid down and the Beatty and Doyle families were left with a debt-free portfolio of hotels. Pembase, which owns the hotels, has shareholders funds’ of €291m

Walter (81) and his Dublin-based family also own a thriving legal business and some blue chip property investments, as well as shares in a number of listed companies.

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