Tycoons: The Quiet Man Of Irish Business

The death of Robert ‘Pino’ Harris brought the curtain down on one of the most intriguing business careers in Irish history

1st October, 2017
Robert ‘Pino’ Harris: ‘He liked the people who drove his trucks’ Pic: Tony O’shea

Robert ‘Pino’ Harris was as low-key as he was courageous in forging a vast business empire. Most people would not recognise him, despite perhaps having many times passed by his vast Hino truck dealership on the Naas Road in Dublin 12.

On Friday, Bill Cullen, the businessman and car dealer, described his late friend as a “great man”. The two men had known each other since the late 1950s. At one stage – after...

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