Declan Ganley: money, power and me

Before the time of bust, bailout, austerity and recovery, he seemed to be the coming force of Irish politics

6th December, 2015
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Declan Ganley at his Moyne Park mansion in Co Galway All pictures: Michael Dillon

Though it seems half a lifetime ago now, there was a time when an unknown Irishman, who came from the heart of the west of Ireland but spoke with a London accent, seemed on the verge of a radical departure in Irish politics.

Declan Ganley’s insurgent, populist campaign was instrumental in bringing down the Lisbon Treaty, an event which stunned Brian Cowen’s government into a defensive crouch from which it never emerged....

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