Tuesday September 22, 2020

‘I’ve never made a plan about anything in life. You should always be open to changing things’

He chronicled the ups and downs of Celtic Tiger Ireland. Now, as the country appears poised to enter a new mini-boom, David McWilliams is back with another state-of-the-nation address, writes Nadine O’Regan

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

@nadineoregan
25th November, 2018
David McWilliams: ‘I love the hours between midnight and 2am or 3am’ Pic: Bryan Meade

Not so long ago, David McWilliams was in Scandinavia to give a speech. There was nothing strange about that – the economist and entrepreneur gives speeches all the time – but he was feeling a little peculiar that day.

“There was no pressure,” McWilliams explains, sitting in his Dún Laoghaire home. “It was in Norway, speaking to Norwegians that you’ll never see again. I remember leaving the hotel and feeling a bit unusual. I got...

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