Sunday 11 December 2016

Irish economic recovery 'left loads behind' - Coveney's brother

Published 05/02/2016 | 08:24

Chief executive Patrick Coveney. Photo: Gary O’Neill
Chief executive Patrick Coveney. Photo: Gary O’Neill

Ireland's 'unprecedented economic recovery' has left many behind according to the brother of minister for agriculture, food and the marine, Simon Coveney.

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Greencore chief executive, Patrick Coveney, has labelled the Irish economic recovery as 'a great mystery'.

The reason he cites for the mystery is that no one in the country feels the economic rewards on the ground level.

According to a report in the Irish Examiner the brother of the Fine Gael TD said that despite the county's impressive economic revival, 'loads of people have been left behind'.

Mr Coveney was speaking at the University College Cork Business Conference at the Kingsley Hotel, where he also said that the distribution of Ireland's economic rewards will prove to be one of the biggest challenge to the next government.

The Greencore head questioned the success of the Government saying that the benefits of the recovery were not evenly felt across all sectors of society.

The timing of Mr Coveney's comments are unusual given that his brother Simon is currently running for re-election.

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