Waste warrior

Brian Buckley was working in investment banking in Australia when a snippet of news caught his attention.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
11th February, 2006

Brian Buckley was working in investment banking in Australia when a snippet of news caught his attention. Irish media entrepreneur Tony O’Reilly had increased his stake in Australian Provincial Newspapers, as the profits from paper pulp were driving the newspaper business. Buckley saw an opportunity for an Irish business that would sit alongside his father’s existing waste firm.

He moved home in 1998, seeking to change the focus of the family...

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