Wednesday 21 February 2018

Ballymena industrialist McGuckian (76) has extensive shopping centre interests in Northern Ireland and the UK. They were heavily geared investments during the boom.

His Cooneen textile business makes pyjamas for kids and specialist bomb resistant underpants for the US Marine Corps. Last year it won part of a €44m contract to make bulletproof vests for the military. It is profitable, earning €9.4m last year.

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