Despite the bad press Limerick has received recently, its people have come up with initiatives that have proven to be of profound national importance.
In 1959, Brendan O'Regan convinced Sean Lemass to define a special tax-free zone at Shannon where concepts to attract overseas investment could be tested. The resultant pro-enterprise policies formed the foundation upon which Ireland's current economic success is based.
The two remarkable O'Malley ministers, Donagh and Des, were similarly driven and took...
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