Wednesday April 8, 2020

The past can save our future

Ireland’s diaspora holds the key to establishing a powerful new foreign and industrial policy

19th September, 2009

Eight years ago while working for Jack Welch, the legendary chief executive of GE, we were chatting about his parents and upbringing in Salem, Massachusetts. His grandparents on both sides were from Cork and he was talking about how he loved coming ‘‘home’’ to Ireland. I asked whether his Irish ancestry might have been a factor in deciding to locate GE Capital in Ireland.

Welch - the man who single-handedly spearheaded...

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