Sky no limit for train-driver’s son

Tony Ryan was an ‘Olympic’ salesman, successfully circling the globe in search of new business, writes Siobhan Creaton.

6th October, 2007

Tony Ryan was an ‘Olympic’ salesman, successfully circling the globe in search of new business, writes Siobhan Creaton.

Tony Ryan will be remembered as one of Ireland’s greatest entrepreneurs and as a leading figure in the aviation industry.

Ryan liked to say that his family had been in the transport business for a thousand years. His grandfather was a station master, his father a train driver and Ryan himself went on...

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