Last week’s Sunday Times Rich List revealed that three of the top ten richest people in Ireland come from Dundalk with Pearse Lyons taking top place as the sixth richest man in Ireland..
The Dundalk native, who is the founder and president of Alltech, a global animal health and nutrition company, is worth an estimated fortune of €e1,082m.
Following closely behind Lyons is chairman and owner of Glen Dimplex, Martin Naughton who is worth an estimated fortune of €1,022m making him the seventh richest person in Ireland.
In eighth place is Kilcurry native Lord Ballyedmond, also known as Edward Haughey, who owns Newry-based pharmaceuticals company, Norbrook and is worth an estimated fortune of €1,011m.
Owner of the ABP group Larry Goodman also made an appearance on the rich list although he didn’t quite make it to the top ten and came in 13th place with an estimated fortune of €613m.
Also mentioned in the list at number 61 was software developer George Moore, who accumulated most of his fortune of €158m from selling his share of software company Targusinfo, in 2011.
The McCann brothers, David and Carl, who own shares in fruit importer and distributer Fyffes came in at number 181 and are worth an estimated fortune of €54m.
John Boyle, owner of Dundalk bookmakers Boylesports was at 195 with an accumulated fortune of €51m while Colm Piercy, owner of telecommunications company Digiweb is worth an estimated €46m.
In joint 235th place were Patrick and John Joy of Suretank in Dunleer and Henry McArdle and his son Fergus, who own Meath-based Easi Uplift. They are worth an estimated €41m fortune.
Also not to be forgotten is John Doyle who owns a stake in Louth’s Oxigen Environmental and was joint 14th on Ireland’s Young rich list.The 29 year old is worth an estimated fortune of €e2million.
For more: www.sundaytimes.co.uk/richlist.