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Worth 2019 €405 m (3.05%)
Worth 2018 €393 m
- Industry Construction
Tory party supporter Charles Gallagher (59) and his family own the majority of listed housebuilder Abbey, with an 81pc stake. It had €218m of revenues last year and paid them a €17.5m dividend.
There is also a plant hire business and a UK builder, Matthew Homes, which earned a Â£12.9m (€14.5m) profit on Â£74m (€83m) of turnover in 2017. Between Matthew Homes and a Gallagher holding company, there are €214m in shareholders' funds.