Wednesday February 19, 2020

A man who raised the bar

From solicitor to chairman, James Osborne was an ebullient character never afraid to take a risk. Matt Cooper remembers the former chairman of INM

27th August, 2017
James Osborne was voted out as INM chairman at the company’s 2012 AGM Picture: Collins

James Osborne was an unusually ebullient solicitor. Many solicitors keep a low profile, especially those who act as advisers to big business. Mostly, they rarely impinge on the public consciousness. Osborne may not have been a household name, at least to the general public, but he was a solicitor exceptionally well known in Irish business circles over a period of nearly 40 years; as an adviser, director and investor. His reputation was as someone never...

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