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“Ireland INC: A History of Irish Business” out now

By Business & Finance
22 January 2018

Ireland INC: A History of Irish Business is out now: the first chronology of Irish business, starting with TK Whitaker’s transformation of Irish economic policy.



A History of Irish Business is the result of nearly four years of research, interviews and writing by a range of business journalists and provides some unique interviews, archive and business history spanning sixty years, in a stunning hardback edition of over 600 pages.

Beginning in 1958 with TK Whitaker’s Programme for Economic Development, this first volume details the evolution of Irish business community in both a domestic and global context and is the first chronology of Irish business.

Published by Ink Publishing, Ireland INC: A History of Irish Business features the work of leading business journalists, profiling the sectors, events, businesses and political leaders instrumental in forming the Irish business landscape. The book includes unique profiles and conversations with a range of influential business leaders spanning six decades of Ireland INC‘s evolution, including Michael Smurfit, Dr TK Whitaker, Denis O’Brien, Wilbur Ross, Herb Kelleher, Peter Sutherland, Dermot Desmond, Martin Naughton, Pádraig Ó hUigínn, Frances Ruane, Gary McGann, Don Keough and fascinating interviews from the archives of Business & Finance, including Tony O’Reilly, Tony Ryan, Tom Roche and many more.

Ireland INC: A History of Irish Business provides a unique source of reference for Irish and international business leaders, entrepreneurs, business students, policymakers, political leaders and historians alike.

Volume one outlines the evolution of the business community: successes and failures, booms and busts, pivotal moments and extraordinary personalities and businesses that have created a footprint in boardrooms across the world.

The book is available to buy online and from stockists nationwide including branches of Barker & Jones, Book Centre, Dubray Books, Eason, Hodges Figgis, O’Mahony’s, Ennis Bookshop, Waterstones and WH Smith at Dublin Airport.