US businessman David McCourt was never likely to be overawed by taking on a couple of current and former Irish semi-state companies on their own turf.
He is used to doing business with Warren Buffett, has eyeballed Ronald Reagan across a negotiating table in a past political life, and was previously seen as a contender for the job of US ambassador to Ireland.
His Irish-based telecoms network operator Enet is up against Eir and ESB/Vodafone...
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