Tycoons: Happy as Larry?

Tycoons: Happy as Larry?
Larry Goodman pictured in 1990

Late 1989 witnessed the spectacular collapse of Larry Goodman’s plans to invest £260 million in the Goodman Group's Irish factories

The press release was ten pages long. One minister was invited, and a second insisted he share the platform. Taoiseach Charles Haughey was an integral part of the day. What should have been an announcement about the future of the Irish meat industry because a political statement instead.

If meat and politics ever had anything in common, they were inextricably linked on that day, June 18, 1987, when Larry Goodman announced his five-year plan.

Perhaps that is...

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