Tuesday August 11, 2020

The Casey files: how the Dragon almost joined Renua

Newly-obtained emails have revealed that Peter Casey almost hitched his wagon to Renua in early 2015

4th November, 2018
Peter Casey speaking at Dublin Castle last weekend, after Michael D Higgins was re-elected as president of Ireland Picture: PA

As Peter Casey contemplates his political future this weekend, The Sunday Business Post can reveal the untold story of how the businessman, Dragon’s Den star and now presidential runner-up nearly joined Renua in spring 2015.

Emails obtained by this newspaper show how former Renua leader Lucinda Creighton and financial adviser Eddie Hobbs were involved in trying to entice Casey to join the party and run for the Dáil in Donegal. Plans were so far...

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