Businessman and former journalist Padraic Fallon dies
Businessman Padraic Fallon, a former journalist, novelist, and executive chairman of Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc, has died in London aged 66.
Mr Fallon died in hospital last Sunday after a year-long battle against cancer. He was the sixth of six sons of the poet Padraic Fallon. His journalism career started at The Irish Times before he moved to London in 1969 where he worked as a financial journalist. He joined Euromoney, then a small magazine run out of the Daily Mail’s city office, as editor in 1973.
He was the driving force behind the growth of Euromoney and was a director of Euromoney Institutional Investor since October 1975 and chairman since 1992. He was also a main board director of Daily Mail and General Trust and served as a director of Allied Irish Banks Plc from 1998 to 2007, when he resigned because of his concerns at the lending policies of the Irish banks. He was the author of three novels.
He is survived by his wife Gillian, their four children and four grandchildren.