Scion of a prominent political dynasty who gave his vote to accountancy

He comes from one of Ireland’s political dynasties but Feargal O’Rourke took a different path and became a part-owner of PricewaterhouseCoopers at the age of 31

Feargal O’Rourke: “One thing politics did teach me is that if someone looked me in the eye and said, ‘You’ll make a good senior partner’, they probably wouldn’t vote for me.” photograph: eric luke

Feargal O’Rourke: “One thing politics did teach me is that if someone looked me in the eye and said, ‘You’ll make a good senior partner’, they probably wouldn’t vote for me.” photograph: eric luke

Ireland may indulge soundbite-friendly economists and business advisers but we don’t do celebrity accountants. If we did, incoming PricewaterhouseCoopers senior partner – credited as “grand architect” of the double Irish and scion of one of the State’s pre-eminent political dynasties – would likely be top of the queue.

But it could have been otherwise.

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