Tuesday July 14, 2020

O’Connor confident of wind in his sales

It is just over a year since Airtricity, the wind-energy firm founded by Eddie O’Connor, was broken up and sold to German power giant EON and Scottish and Southern Energy for a combined €1.9 billion.

7th March, 2009

It is just over a year since Airtricity, the wind-energy firm founded by Eddie O’Connor, was broken up and sold to German power giant EON and Scottish and Southern Energy for a combined €1.9 billion.

The sale is estimated to have netted O’Connor €45 million for his share of the company he founded in 1997. However, the 61-year-old businessman has already ploughed back as much as €30million of the proceeds into his new...

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