Monday 18 February 2019

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 £12.9m (€14.5m) profit on £74m (€83m) of turnover in 2017. Between Matthew Homes and a Gallagher holding company, there are €214m in shareholders' funds.

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