may i take mcmanus's side here, he funds the cancer treatment center at limericks uni hospital, the mater private has the contract, he funds the two limerick dialisis units, he funds the buisness center at ul, he mainly funds the hospice in limerick, at the moment they are adding on a 5m. wing, it will be interesting to see the politicos line up at the opening party to take the credit, he funds many students from his alma mater sexton street to attend ul, also many who cannot afford third level education but for him, there are too many other to mentionAnother boyo that hasn't got anything like the amount of scrutiny a lot of his activities and connections have deserved over the years.
Look at the very wealthiest Americans
Innovators, Pioneers, inventors etc
Founders of companies such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook ,Oracle, Walmart etc etc
Look at ours
O, Brien, Desmond, Goodman, JP Mc Manus and a host of property gamblers
Just fixers, arrangers, deal makers, speculators, gamblers
Do they add anything to Ireland proportional to what the above Americans add to their country?