A retail giant who had the common touch in spades
Feargal Quinn’s gift as a businessman was his eagerness to listen to his customers and find out exactly what they wanted from his stores, writes Ed Micheau
My memories of growing up in the Ballinteer area of south County Dublin are still sharp. At the edge of the outer suburbs, where just beyond lay a mix of rolling hills and farms, the place my parents made their home in the 1970s had a uniquely village-like feel to it.
Without a real main street, Ballinteer relied on a collection of local institutions such as the schools, sports clubs and church to recreate a...
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