Rallying cry from Coveney
GREENCORE chief executive Patrick Coveney is one man who just can't stand idly by when there is any risk whatsoever of anyone talking down the economy.
The brother of Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney last night used his speaking rights as president of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce to rev up the capital's business community with an impassioned call to accentuate the positive.
Drawing on the chamber's 230-year history, he called on Irish businesses to take concrete steps to help each other through the crisis -- including "paying each other on time, increasing trade and looking out for each other".
That's the kind of attitude that saw the city's merchants through earlier periods of change or crisis in this country -- such as the Act of Union, the 1913 lockout and the creation of the State, Mr Coveney told guests at the Dublin Chamber's packed annual dinner.