Beefing up security

Dublin businessman Arthur Ryan has been at the cutting edge of Irish and British business for more than 30 years.

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Ian Kehoe

20th January, 2007

Dublin businessman Arthur Ryan has been at the cutting edge of Irish and British business for more than 30 years. As chairman and chief executive of Penneys and Primark, Ryan, aged 70, presides over a €1 billion high-street empire that spans more than 180 outlets.

Yet, despite the prominence of his business dealings, only a handful of Ryan’s closest associates would be able to pick him out of a line-up. Flanked by his personal security detail, he inspects...

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