I’ve put together a portfolio featuring a selection of my articles from the Sunday Independent, The Irish Times, The Sunday Times, The Spectator and The Independent (UK edition) on Contently. It can be viewed by clicking here.
My exclusive interview with Gerry Robinson was published in the Irish Times Innovation business magazine today. It can be viewed here. A preview article, published in the Business This Week section of the Irish Times is here.
Published on 25 November, 2007. In a rare interview, Tesco’s Irish boss Tony Keohane tells John Reynolds how the shopping behemoth plans to grow even bigger. AS THE country frets over the economic slowdown, last week saw Tesco Ireland seize the opportunity to remind us that “every little helps”.With 98 … Continue reading
“It was an amazing ride. In five years, we went from just myself to having 200 employees on board and from zero revenue to sales of half a million dollars a day.” Having struck gold with the sale of his day trading software firm Cybercorp at the peak of … Continue reading
Boxing promoter Eddie McLoughlin has had many tough battles in his time but now he believes he has found a world-beater in Derry’s John Duddy, writes John Reynolds. Published in 14 October, 2007. “It’s the easiest business in the world in which to become a millionaire – as long … Continue reading
Emigrant Gerry McCaughey came home in 1990 to become one of Ireland’s most successful green builders, writes John Reynolds. Published on 30 September, 2007. Although he netted €31m for his 32 per cent stake in the timber frame company when Brendan Murtagh, founder of housebuilder Kingspan, paid €98m for it … Continue reading
Published on September 23, 2007. By John Reynolds The rest of Dublin’s legal fraternity might have decamped to shiny modern offices in the docklands and the IFSC, but Laurence Shields and his firm LK Shields have remained in the heart of Georgian Dublin. Nineteen years ago, there were ten people, … Continue reading
Published on 26 August, 2007. By John Reynolds Diarmuid Hegarty used to lecture in accountancy and economics at UCD. Now he owns and runs Dublin’s Griffith College. Turnover last year was €22m plus about €3m from its 700-room student accommodation. Sitting on seven acres on the South Circular Road, the … Continue reading
Published on 12 August, 2007. By John Reynolds Appropriately enough, Richard Barrett, the joint founder of property development giant Treasury Holdings, has got the builders in. We chat in a boardroom in the company’s opulent offices in Ballsbridge, the heart of upmarket Dublin 4. “We believe in leaving a place … Continue reading
By JOHN REYNOLDS Sunday August 05 2007 It’s not often that my notes are made even more illegible by occasional turbulence during an interview, but there’s a first time for everything. Owner of Aer Arann Padraig O Ceidigh is a former teacher, and if he’s dismayed at my handwriting, then … Continue reading