Paul Coulson: A journey from glass to brass

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Paul Coulson, head of Ardagh Group, now the third-largest makers of glass bottles and metal cans globally

Things haven’t always gone so smoothly for the maverick businessman

Paul Coulson once held an unwanted record on the Irish stock market: he presided over what was, at the time, the largest loss ever made by an Irish publicly quoted company.

The nadir of Coulson’s career was the same deal which catapulted him into the public eye in the first place. He was not particularly well known outside Dublin business and social circles until his Shannon-based ‘big...

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