Sunday March 29, 2020

Vodafone chief told Varadkar: US Huawei ban is a risk to economy

Anne O’Leary wrote to the Taoiseach soon after the US President’s executive order banning the Chinese firm’s equipment in May

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

@aarrogan
29th September, 2019
Anne O’Leary, chief executive, Vodafone Ireland, warned the Taoiseach about the risk of Trump’s Huawei policy Picture: Fergal Phillips

Vodafone Ireland’s chief executive warned Leo Varadkar that Donald Trump’s move against Huawei was a risk to national security and the wider economy.

Anne O’Leary wrote to the Taoiseach soon after the US President’s executive order banning the Chinese firm’s equipment in May.

“Any restrictions imposed by the US that disrupt the existing supply chain could have serious consequences for national infrastructure and for the...

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