Pat McDonagh battles on: The Supermac’s owner on Covid-19, insurance costs and taking on McDonald’s

Pat McDonagh battles on: The Supermac’s owner on Covid-19, insurance costs and taking on McDonald’s

Pat McDonagh is famously the former national school teacher who founded Supermac’s and became a multimillionaire, who has gone head to head with McDonald’s and the Galway GAA, and who has never shied away from speaking his mind. Now, like everyone else, he is facing the huge challenge of Covid – but if anyone can outlast these strange times, it‘s him

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
25th October, 2020

Pat McDonagh is striving to keep a positive outlook, but with so many interruptions to daily life, he’s finding it tough.

A case in point: this interview with the Business Post was supposed to happen in person, but for obvious reasons that hasn’t been possible.

Another case in point: he’s doing the interview while sitting in the car park of his new plaza in Portlaoise. It was supposed to...

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