Saturday January 25, 2020

Why it’s time for business and politics to get back together

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary took a typically abusive verbal swipe at transport minister Noel Dempsey last week. Nothing new in that, of course, but it does draw attention to an ever widening gulf between business and politics which would have been inco

22nd August, 2009

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary took a typically abusive verbal swipe at transport minister Noel Dempsey last week. Nothing new in that, of course, but it does draw attention to an ever widening gulf between business and politics which would have been inconceivable 20 years ago.

It is something that concerns some of Backroom’s more reflective colleagues. There was a time when businesspeople were willing to be active in politics and seen as such....

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