Eddie O’Connor tributes: Visionary, pioneer and a giant among men

The death of the wind energy tycoon was met with tributes from colleagues, politicians and admirers

Eddie O’Connor: ‘Ireland’s wind energy industry was built on his foundations’

Eddie O’Connor’s death last weekend was marked by tributes to his ingenuity, vision and ambition from across the energy and wider business sector.

Noel Cunniffe, chief executive of Wind Energy Ireland, said that the Roscommon man “revolutionised how we produce and use energy in this country”.

“Ireland’s wind energy industry was built on the foundations he and others laid in the 1990s and their vision of a cleaner, more prosperous, energy future for all of ...