Robert ‘Pino' Harris has been importing Japanese trucks into Ireland since 1968 and is now the largest truck dealer in the country through his franchises for Iveco, Hino and Isuzu in Dublin. His company, J Harris Assemblers, is unlimited — making figures not available — but last year was an amazing year for the truck business with sales of heavy commercial vehicles up over 30pc. The low-profile Dubliner, who is also a prolific property investor, was previously part-owner of the 65m Christina O yacht. In 2008, Revenue lost a court challenge to his entitlement to a 9m tax
break on his investment in the luxury yacht.
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