Ibec comment on the passing of Galen Weston

April 14, 2021

Reacting to the news of the passing of Galen Weston, Ibec CEO Danny McCoy said: “Galen was a true pioneer in Irish retailing.

“His contribution to the Irish business community was immense. His tireless entrepreneurial spirit that extended across two continents but most prominently seen here in Ireland through his work with Arnotts, Brown Thomas, and Primark/Pennys, modernised the retail sector and created thousands of job opportunities both past and present in the process. He leaves behind an enduring legacy.”