But most of her wealth comes from her 25 per cent stake in the former Jurys Doyle Hotel Group.She was one of PV Doyle's daughters and has shared in the bumper dividends paid out over the past decade.

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With husband Paul, she owns a 40.7 per cent stake worth €95m. Income from fees, rents and a €20m tender offer, add another €17m.101 The Reihill Family €110m Fuel distribution, down €20m The family of the late John Reihill own the retail and oil distribution outfit Tedcastles, which has the Top petrol station chain, an oil distribution network and a fuel terminal in Dublin port.

Reihill bought out other shareholders in the firm in 2007.

The magnificent Blackrock seafront family home Deepwell, built in 1858, was sold just three weeks ago, fetching €8m, just 20 per cent under the bullish asking price.

Kerry-based financial services tycoon Brian Mc Carthy has handed over his 39 per cent stake in part of his vast Fexco operation to his children over the past year.

Susan, Denis, Ruth, Elizabeth and John Mc Carthy each received €8m holdings of 621,205 shares, according to Companies Office filings. But Western Union spent €60m to buy a 25 per cent stake in 2001.

Almost a decade later it handed back those shares plus €123m in return for Fexco's money transfer business.

It is thought that Mc Carthy, who likes fishing, has built up a war chest of about €150m in cash at the company.

Apart from the Terra Monti vineyard near Nimes in the Languedoc, Sligo-based Monahan has property assets in Szczecin, Poland, London and a shopping centre in Sligo.

His time in the semi-states must seem like another world.

The €10bn Tullow has mushroomed over the past decade through a series of high-risk deals and takeovers.

Heavey became one of the most successful finders of new oil fields in Africa.