Friday February 21, 2020

PJ’s friends: how political wiles led to business success

How PJ Mara to thrived at the nexus of power and money in Ireland

17th January, 2016
PJ Mara in 1985: his vast network of connections was almost unrivalled in Irish society

PJ Mara existed – and prospered – at the intersection of business and politics in Ireland, and only at the very highest level, in a way that few others have ever managed. He achieved this because he was connected.

Much of the commentary since the announcement on Friday of the former Fianna Fáil press secretary’s death has centred on his role serving both Charles Haughey and Bertie Ahern, and on his gregarious character and engaging...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Large public capital projects could be run through an “independent panel of international experts” as part of public spending reforms, according to the Department of Public Expenditure

Daniel Murray | 3 months ago

The contract covers the supply of office stationery to a range of government bodies and agencies, including the HSE, universities, hospitals, councils and schools

Michael Brennan | 3 months ago

Party would launch the ‘largest public house building programme that Ireland has ever seen’ and a national health service

Aiden Corkery | 3 months ago