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Irish boards and interlocking directorships - Insight research features in The Irish Times

The problem of interlocking directorships - when the same individuals sit on the board of directors of a number of different companies - was highlighted last year by Prof Nial Friel in an Irish Times opinion piece. The piece was based on research he had done which found that the problem of interlocking directorships in Ireland was at its most intense in the three years before the collapse of the economy. Now his research has come to light again as part of a piece by journalist Mark Paul which highlights how the situation, which had improved initially, has now stalled and companies are again sourcing non-executive directors from the same shallow pool as they always have. You can read the full piece here