Smurfit pitches awards programme for outstanding individuals

Businessman Michael Smurfit, co-owner of the K Club golf club, has lobbied several former taoisigh to set up an awards programme to recognise individuals who make outstanding contributions to Irish life.

5th August, 2006

Businessman Michael Smurfit, co-owner of the K Club golf club, has lobbied several former taoisigh to set up an awards programme to recognise individuals who make outstanding contributions to Irish life.

In an interview broadcast on RTE Radio 1 yesterday, Smurfit said: ‘‘I think we should have an awards system and I broached that with a number of taoisigh over the years.

Some were sympathetic, some were not. Some thought it was a political...

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