Tuesday March 31, 2020

Eircom’s new boss

“We have constructed, on a greenfield site, operations that will help us to be competitive in the fast-moving, internet-enabled digital age,” French businessman Pierre Danon once said.

27th May, 2006

“We have constructed, on a greenfield site, operations that will help us to be competitive in the fast-moving, internet-enabled digital age,” French businessman Pierre Danon once said.

Was Eircom’s chairman-designate referring to his strategy for the telecoms firm, after being recruited from JP Morgan by the Australian investment group, Babcock & Brown, which has bid €2.4 billion for Eircom? Not at all.

Danon made the statement in December 2000,when he was...

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