I picked up a guy heading to the IFSC bringing his banker to lunch. I thought he didn’t look like a typical banker heading for a business lunch as had a quirky style with unusual boots on! Got chatting and was telling him that my mother had recently passed away and had €30,000 to invest and he recommended I buy Gold. I didn’t take his advice and bought Eircom shares instead. Gold subsequently went from €470 per oz to €1700 per oz!
We pulled up at Sheriff Street and were finishing our conversation when two young ones were waiting to get into the taxi. They were giving out about the long wait and ‘the state of yer man in his slippers, thought he’s never get out of the taxi’
Months later I saw a photo of Bill Clintons at the Peace Process and standing behind him was my man the banker friend – Chuck Feeney the philanthropist who gave away billions to Ireland to build universities!