The Big Interview

‘Way too many people worry too much about big cars and fancy houses’ – Cathal Friel

Cathal Friel’s latest venture, Poolbeg Pharma, a clinical-stage infectious disease firm spun out of Open Orphan, aims to tap into the almost €200 billion infectious disease market

Cathal Friel, chairman and co-founder of Poolbeg Pharma. What keeps him going is ‘the fun and enjoyment of creating companies’. Picture: Fergal Phillips