Who are the McCann brothers?

Fyffes shares jumped today after a takeover offer from Japan's Sumitomo. But who are the aloof founders of the Irish fruit empire?

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
24th October, 2014
The brothers rushed headlong into the two biggest bubbles in recent memory: the dotcom bubble and the property bubble, costing them hundreds of millions of euro.

Fyffes shares jumped today after a takeover offer from Japan's Sumitomo.


If the Irish Stock Exchange had an index of the personality types of its chief executives, unquestionably at one extreme end would be Ryanair's voluble and uncouth Michael O'Leary.

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