Broken connections: Terry Clune and the Connect Ireland initiative

The founders of the Connect Ireland initiative, which created fewer than half the jobs it aimed to, have said they would like it to continue – but the IDA may have other ideas

5th February, 2017
Joanna Murphy, chief executive of Connect IrelandPic: Paul Sherwood

‘Imagine the difference it would make if we all pull together,” the Hollywood legend Martin Sheen implores near the end of the two-minute video for Connect Ireland that also stars Saoirse Ronan and Michael Flatley.

Sheen, famous for his roles in Apocalypse Now and as the inspiring president Jed Bartlet in The West Wing, was happy to lend his time to help bring jobs to Ireland.

In 2010 the state had been plunged...

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