Wednesday 13 December 2017

Rostrevor, Co Down-based John Boyle (59) used to drive a bread van for a living.

Now he has a Rolls Royce called 'Ruby'. He is the major shareholder in Boylesports, which is the biggest privately owned betting firm in Ireland, with almost 200 shops and bets of €1bn-plus per year. Boyle's Irish retail business was valued at €200m back in the boom, that number has fallen considerably.

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