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Sharon McMahon

Sharon McMahon 66
  • Industry Retail
  • 2019 Worth €252 m (2.02%)
  • 2018 Worth €247 m
  • Progress - 1

Sharon McMahon (48) and Anne Heffernan - niece and daughter of Dunnes Stores boss Margaret respectively - have taken a lead in the family clothing and supermarket retail empire over the past two years.

In late 2017, a €284m dividend was paid out from profits that had accumulated in the UK, ahead of the closure of its stores in Scotland and England. The business is believed to have a turnover of about €3.6bn and continues its move upmarket, bringing designer names on board to brand various product ranges, most recently Diarmuid Gavin to help sell plants and other garden products.

Along with brothers Brian, Paul and John, Sharon inherited their mother Elizabeth's stake in the business back in 1994.

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