Wednesday April 8, 2020

A handy man in a recession

Instead of heading out to Australia, Rob McCarthy decided to stay in Ireland and come up with a business plan that would keep him busy, provide a service and make money, writes Gavin Daly

21st March, 2009

After Rob McCarthy graduated from college last September, seven of his friends - all graduates - emigrated to Australia. Finding it difficult to source despite his business and law degree, the 24-year-old decided to join them. A rugby player with Terenure and former Ireland under-19, McCarthy figured he could use his rugby connections to line up work and accommodation in Australia, making the move significantly easier.

Then he changed his mind. ‘‘It was on the...

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