5 MINS WITH Sean Fitzpatrick
Who?: Sean Fitzpatrick, chairman of Anglo Irish Bank and chairman of Ready For Work (RFW) programme.
Where?: Anglo Irish Private Banking HQ, Connaught House.
When?: Tuesday afternoon.
What's up?: "With the Ready For Work Programme, we are trying to get the homeless back to work. We go to the homeless agencies, we interview them, give them intensive three-day training. Companies like Brown Thomas, KPMG, Marks and Spencer then give a two-week placement which is unpaid. From our last group of 15, permanent jobs went to 10."
What made you jump out of bed this morning?: "My wife pushed me out of bed, but I'm very enthusiastic about RFW."
How many hours in your day?: "I sleep for eight so there must 16."
Do you miss life at Anglo Irish Bank? (Sean was CEO until two years ago): "I don't miss one minute of it. There's a time to do things and a time to go, some people stay too long. I'm still lost but I believe I'll find myself."
What has been your biggest challenge?: "Finding contentment, be that working 20 hours a day, playing golf or whatever."
What drives you nuts?: "The Hollywood set, people who aren't real, bureaucracy, falseness."
Are you ambitious now?: "Not really, and certainly not on the golf course."
What about downtime?:"I don't really have any. I enjoy walking with the family; I enjoy travel."
"What are you currently reading?: "Michael O Muircheartaigh's autobiography."
Are you a high-energy guy?: "My wife would probably say I am."
Are you a details person?: "I wouldn't be well organised and would be fearful of those who are."
Do you have any regrets?: "Millions in every part of my life, but that doesn't mean I'm unhappy."
if you had a spare million? "I'd do something for the homeless; provide day-time facilities."
If you weren't Seanie Fitz who would you have liked to be?: "I would love to have been a professional footballer like Eric Cantona."