Fintan Drury: Morocco, not Qatar, is the Arab nation which has dominated this World Cup
This week in Morocco people’s reaction was of complete and utter joy. Everywhere you went, people talked football, relishing what’s been achieved so far, writes Fintan Drury in Morocco.
14th Dec, 2022 - 7 min read
Fintan Drury: A giant leap forward in tackling the devastation of gambling in Ireland
The Gambling Regulation bill is a well-thought-out and thorough document, which can go a long way towards rectifying Ireland's failures in the area for a generation – but there is one notable absence.
18th Nov, 2022 - 8 min read
Fintan Drury: Blackrock College prides itself on being a leader of men, now it needs to prove it
Blackrock College believed it was producing men of faith and learning, but a cohort of graduates left the school with some level of trauma from their time there.
13th Nov, 2022 - 12 min read
Fintan Drury: Brian Mullins was defined by his kindness
Brian Mullins was a four-time All Ireland winner, an imposing man to face in competitive battle and the hardest of taskmaster’s as a coach but he valued participation above competition during his time as Director of Sport at UCD and it may be where he made the greatest mark of all.
1st Oct, 2022 - 8 min read
How a lawyer from Limerick helped sell Chelsea and AC Milan, while bringing Barcelona and Spotify together
Ian Lynam had no dreams of becoming a sports lawyer, but from one deal with Arsenal and a belief that US sport represented the path to progress, he has set up the UK's pre-eminent sports law firm. Fintan Drury talks to him about representing Marcus Rashford, the sale of Chelsea and the future for rugby.
1st Oct, 2022 - 14 min read
Fintan Drury: Why Patagonia and Yvon Chouinard have changed everything for the corporate world
Yvon Chouinard's decision sets a new basis by which a lot of corporate decision-making can now be viewed. What it means is that no possible outcome, no proposal made in a senior executive meeting, can again be dismissed as impractical or undeliverable.
19th Sep, 2022 - 8 min read
Fintan Drury: Rory McIlroy shows why the examined life is worth living
LIV Golf arrived at a time in Rory McIlroy's career where, especially with his friend Tiger Woods in decline and Phil Michelson adopting an ever more tragi-comic persona, leadership of the game has been thrust on him.
3rd Sep, 2022 - 9 min read
Fintan Drury: Political judgment includes knowing what is background noise and what is an oncoming train
Robert Troy resigned much later than he should have done, a failure to act which demonstrated poor judgment on his part but also from Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar. Whatever about the incompetence of Troy himself, the judgment of his seniors in government gives reason to wonder about the overall capacity of the current administration to govern.