Goodman Uncovered: How beef’s big beast refused to die

Matt Cooper on how Larry Goodman lost it all but still managed to rebuild his fortune

11th September, 2016
Larry Goodman at the Beef Tribunal in Dublin in 1993 Picture: Derek Speirs

In 1991, with the Beef Tribunal trawling through his debt-ridden finances, Larry Goodman seemed finished. A quarter of a century on, however, he remains a hugely wealthy and influential player in Irish business

Larry Goodman was once the big beast of Irish corporate life. In the late 1980s, it was estimated that his beef empire made up nearly 6 per cent of the entire Irish economy. This gave him an enormous amount of clout...

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