Richard Branson’s brand wagon rolls on

The billionaire reckons Ireland is emerging stronger than ever

3rd January, 2016
Richard Branson during his recent visit to Dublin: the mogul says he is impressed by the way in which Ireland has bounced back from the financial crisis Picture: Barry Cronin

Richard Branson is a close family friend of mine. Okay, maybe not a close family friend, but he literally travels in the same circles as my family members.

Years ago, my sister was on the Eurostar from Paris to London. She spotted Branson on the train, said hello and while they chatted, he took her luggage from the overhead shelf and carried it off the train.

Not the typical actions of a billionaire, but the...

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