Jim Mansfield: The money, the man, the myths
Three years after the death of the Dublin businessman, two generations of his family tell Tom Lyons the story of an extraordinary life
Snow swirled above the Falkland Islands. Jim Mansfield sat inside a military plane, with his younger brother Joe next to him. The plane circled, preparing to land. It was so dark that the Mansfield brothers could not even see what they had come for: a treasure trove of machinery.
It was 1986. The mechanical jungle had been used to build an airport on the islands to defend it against a feared attack from Argentina, in...
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