Return of the titans… January 12, 2017Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
Talking to someone recently they made the point that it’s odd how many of the old names from the 2000s are popping up again. What is it? Has the ‘recovery’ taken hold sufficiently that they feel safe to enter the light of day again? Some other dynamic?
And speaking of that, it’s entertaining to read the Week in Business piece in the SBP, where recently they looked at the ‘young pretenders’ in the world of commerce. I’m fairly certain that they don’t mean ‘pretenders’ in a pejorative way. And looking at the photographs of those selected I’ve got to be honest, they didn’t look too young either.
But speaking of those old names, what of this?
Several of experienced developer Johnny Ronan’s children are working in his growing business.
Three of them no less. And ‘Galway developer Luke Comer’ has his offspring working with him. Cosgrave family home builder group likewise! Montane ‘the building company founded by Ray Grehan’ as well.
And how’s this for priceless in so many ways:
The objective of making an escape form Nama is coming every closer for Pat Doherty’s Harcourt Developments. Waiting in the wings to deliver the company’s ‘life after Nama’ mission are John and Nick Doherty who both hold senior executive roles in the business. Harcourt has been refinancing parts of its debt, and is hotly tipped to emerge from the state agency sooner rather than later.
New retail and commercial developments and building up a restart business are all said to be on the cards.
It’s not all builders and developers though.
Like his father, Independent News and Media chairman Leslie, JD Buckley has pursued a media-related career and heads up Sky in Ireland.
And so on. And so forth. Remarkable isn’t it how the events of the crisis are but a speed bump in all this, that companies persist despite those events, that family lines likewise.