Saturday February 22, 2020

James by day, Jamie by night

The former Ireland star Jamie Heaslip opens up about life after rugby, his time at Google, that controversial insurance case, his memoir and his investments

19th January, 2020
Jamie Heaslip: ‘You’ve got to love what you do, and I’m still trying to figure it out’ Picture: Bryan Meade

A new job and a €300,000 boost to the bank balance: it’s not been a bad start to 2020 for Jamie Heaslip, whose early investment in start-up sensation Pointy promises to pay out big-time now that Google has stepped in to buy the company.

The internet giant paid around €145 million for the Dublin-based retail technology business, which was set up six years ago by Mark Cummins and Charles Bibby. It means Heaslip, who...

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