FitzPatrick rails against ‘corporate McCarthyism’

Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick raised eyebrows recently with his diatribe against the ‘corporate McCarthyism’ of what he saw as over-zealous regulation of businesses, but the specific target of his ire remains unclear, writes Ian Kehoe.

30th June, 2007

Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick raised eyebrows recently with his diatribe against the ‘corporate McCarthyism’ of what he saw as over-zealous regulation of businesses, but the specific target of his ire remains unclear, writes Ian Kehoe.

Having run the boardrooms of some of Ireland’s most prominent public companies, Sean FitzPatrick knows the value of picking his battles - and his words - carefully.

So when the chairman of Anglo Irish...

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