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Friday 15 December 2017

Irish Continental Group chairman John McGuckian's Cooneen textile empire beat off four other bidders to secure a deal to provide the US Army with bullet-proof vests

McGuckian lands €44m 'bullet-proof vest' US Army deal 

Hawk Protection, part of industrialist and Irish Continental Group chairman John McGuckian's Cooneen textile empire, has landed part of a €44m contract with the US Army to provide bullet-proof vests. Hawk will team up with Bethel Industries and KDH Defence Industries for the fixed-term contract for the Soldier Protection System modular vest which was recently awarded by Army Contracting Command in Maryland. It is understood that the winning group beat off four other bidders, with the contract set to be completed in early 2019.

Bill Clinton’s foundation was paid between “$500,001 to $1m” for giving a speech to the JP McManus funded All Ireland Scholarships group in Limerick (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid)

JP McManus group pays up to $1m for Bill Clinton speech 

Former US president Bill Clinton's foundation was paid between "$500,001 to $1m" for giving a speech to the JP McManus funded All Ireland Scholarships group in Limerick. Last week, the Clinton Foundation published details of fees received for speeches given by Bill, Hilary and Chelsea Clinton over the last 13 years. Up to $26m was earned by the Clinton family for their charitable foundation by delivering speeches around the world over that period.