Newsmaker: Kevin Barry

Mincon's impressive record should make IPO a tempting investment

10th November, 2013
Patrick Purcell, Founder and Non-Executive Director, Mincon and Kevin Barry, Chief Executive, Mincon. Photo: Maxwells

It may stretch a metaphor too far to compare trapped Chilean miners and the Irish economy. But Kevin Barry's Mincon are uniquely placed to have played a small part in both stories.

Back in 2010, equipment from the Shannon, Co Clare-based rock drilling engineering firm was vital in freeing the 33 men who were trapped in the Copiapo mine for 69 days. And, last week, Mincon once more hit the headlines, when it announced that...

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