Martin Walsh, the man behind the Walsh Pharmacy group (and the guy I used to work for all those years ago) has sold his chain of 15 shops in Cork and Tipperary to Uniphar; a deal which is believed to be worth between 50m and 55m.

Martin, who holds a 70% share in the group, pockets a cool 38m from the transaction. His wife, with 5%, gets around the 2.1m mark, while his parents earn their 25% shareholding.

All 155 staff will be retained by UniPhar.

So, 50m in the back pocket: I’d already be living it up in Monte Carlo (or have spent it all on cocaine and hookers)