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Seán Gallagher: pushed a pro-enterprise message in 2011

High-flying entrepreneurs often find regular politics frustrating but, in Ireland, a business background could be a bonus in the office of President

In his acceptance speech as US president-elect in November 2016, Donald Trump could not have been clearer about a theme that had resonated most strongly during his campaign and propelled him to a shock victory. “I’ve spent my entire life in business, looking at the untapped potential in projects and people all over the world. That is what I now want to do for our country,” he said.

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