Saturday November 28, 2020

Who is buying Ireland: The real thing

Former Coca-Cola chief executive Neville Isdell says the chance to buy Dublin's CHQ building was too good to pass up, writes Ian Kehoe.

29th December, 2013
Neville Isdell: I'm going to have to invest to make this work if I'm going to do it the right way.' Picture: Mark Maxwell

Neville Isdell puts his hand into his jacket pocket and draws out a battered old passport with a harp insignia on the front. ''When I am asked about where I am from, I say: I am Irish', straight out,'' he says.

Isdell is something of a citizen of the world. He was born in Downpatrick, Co Down, but moved to what was then northern Rhodesia when he was ten. He went to college in...

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