Saturday September 26, 2020

Michael Smurfit at 80: "The problem I see facing the civilised world is ..."

The Sunday Business Post speaks to the legendary businessman about his legacy, his business philosophy and what Brexit means for Ireland

7th August, 2016
Michael Smurfit: I bet the company three or four times in my life. Once is enough for anybody, but I had a vision we could make it work Picture: Feargal Ward

The Croatian island of Hvar is among the most beautiful in the Adriatic sea. Its sparkling port below a 16th-century Venetian-era hilltop castle is where Michael Smurfit was moored last Wednesday.

He is on board a yacht hired to bring him and his family to Corfu, the Greek island in the Ionian Sea, to celebrate his 80th birthday today. “I am celebrating my second 40th!” Smurfit says.

“I have 12 of my grandchildren...

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