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Eric Mosley, founder and chief executive, Globoforce. Photo: Adrian Weckler

Eric Mosley, founder and chief executive, Globoforce. Photo: Adrian Weckler

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Eric Mosley, founder and chief executive, Globoforce. Photo: Adrian Weckler

126. Eric Mosley

Technology - €138m up €11m

It’s been another good year for Tallaght man Eric Mosley. His company Workhuman, which was formerly called Globoforce, saw revenues increase by over €90m and profits by €13m over 2018. The company said it expected revenues to jump above €700m in 2019. Moseley owns 11pc of the business. It paid shareholders dividends of €102m in the space of six months between December 2018 and last June.

127. Bill Durkan and family

Construction - €136m up €5m

Eighty-one-year-old Bill Durkan holds a majority of the Durkan construction group, which he founded in 1963. The company has become known as a major housebuilder, not just on these shores, but over in the UK too. Known for his heavy criticism of Nama, he paid off €43m worth of loans from the state agency, describing the process of dealing with it as “cumbersome, costly and time-consuming”. In accounts for the year ended November 2018, Durkan’s company reported profit before tax of £7.8m, with shareholders receiving a dividend of £6m.

128. Eric Kinsella

Industry - €136m up €17m

Switzerland-based Eric Kinsella (75) sold down his stake in electrical engineering firm Jones but still owns more than 60pc of the company, with it paying out a dividend of nearly €19m over 2018, up from €10m the previous year. Kinsella also focuses on investment property through his Esprit Investment Ltd entity, which has built a portfolio worth over €200m. Shareholder funds in Esprit Investment Ltd rose by €5m to nearly €60m in 2018. Kinsella is a well-known philanthropist who has donated millions of euro to Trinity College Dublin, including Kinsella Hall, named after his parents.