Matt Cooper: Johnny Ronan’s soaring ambitions still rising despite firm’s restructuring
The developer is planning to build Dublin’s tallest building and a deep-water port in Meath, even as he ‘invites’ Bank of Ireland to appoint a receiver to manage some of his firm’s assets
Two years ago, Johnny Ronan fell off his bicycle and broke his pelvis. The normally hyperactive property developer sat through his recovery as best he could – impatient as he was to get going again – but eventually he got back on his bike.
It might be an apt metaphor for the Ronan career in property development: he falls down and he gets up again. Despite everything, he remains – and is set to remain ...