Anne Heraty (57) started up CPL in 1989 and later became the first woman to run an Irish plc. Along with husband Paul Carroll, she owns 40.7pc of the firm. CPL grew strongly last year and enjoyed a 22pc share price rise. Total dividend for the year was 11.5 cent per share and it also announced a plan to return €25m to shareholders.
During 2017, Trinity Care, the nursing home group majority-owned by Heraty and Carroll, was reported to have bought Castlemanor nursing home for up to €9m.