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...

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