Primark Founder and Chairman, Arthur Ryan dies at 83.

He was born in Cork Ireland to an insurance clerk in 1935, and went to the Synge Street CBS in Dublin after moving to the city with his family. He later emigrated to London and entered the genteel world of gentlemen’s tailoring as a tie buyer at Swan & Edgar. He also worked for London fashion wholesaler Carr & McDonald. From there, he returned to Dublin to work at Dunnes Stores.

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