How Shannon duty-free took off

How Shannon duty-free took off
Lockheed Constellation aircraft at Shannon Airport in 1948

A new book by Brian O’Connell commemorates the life and career of Brendan O’Regan, the Clare man whose eureka moment led to the creation of the lucrative global trade in duty-free goods

A browse round a duty-free shop has become a rite of passage for travellers passing through an airport in every corner of the world. But I suspect few of them realise that many of these shops owe their origin to one Brendan O’Regan from the village of Sixmilebridge in Co Clare.

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