Sunday July 12, 2020

Tycoon Smurfit pays tribute to ‘my best friend’ Kilroy

2nd June, 2019
The late Howard Kilroy, a trusted lieutenant and longtime confidant of Michael Smurfit (right) at the Smurfit Group Pic: Photocall

Businessman Michael Smurfit has spoken for the first time about the death of his close friend and former colleague Howard Kilroy, describing him as “without doubt, the nicest, most creative, intelligent, humorous and most loving person that I have had the privilege of meeting in my lifetime”.

Kilroy, who died last month aged 83, was best known for his role as chief financial officer of the Smurfit Group during a time of major...

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