Friday 28 July 2017

The doyenne of Dunnes Stores has one mission - and that's to beat them all

Cartoon - Margaret Heffernan
Cartoon - Margaret Heffernan
While pondering upon Thursday’s strike by 6,000 Dunnes Stores workers, Fianna Fáil’s Seán Ó Fearghaíl suggested that if the Tánaiste or the Taoiseach were to “lift the phone to Margaret Heffernan, you might do more than any legislation”
Lise Hand

Lise Hand

While pondering upon Thursday's strike by 6,000 Dunnes Stores workers, Fianna Fáil's Seán Ó Fearghaíl suggested that if the Tánaiste or the Taoiseach were to "lift the phone to Margaret Heffernan, you might do more than any legislation".

But given the adamantine attitude of the doyenne of Dunnes Stores to any attempted outside interference in the running of the family firm, in reality Enda Kenny or Joan Burton might do little more than get themselves sent away with a flea in their respective ears - assuming that either of them managed to get through to her.

Dunnes Stores may sell all sorts of curtains in their Home departments, but the one which surrounds the business workings and the personal life of Matriarch Margaret is forged of pure iron.

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