- 20 Mar 01
With his upwardly mobile CV and flash lifestyle trappings, VIP publisher JOHN RYAN looks like the personification of the Celtic Tiger at its most all-consuming. Not so, says the man himself, believing he has paid a high personal price for his business success. But can he take the flak as calmly as he dishes it out? JOE JACKSON finds out. Pictures: Colm Henry
John Ryan just may be the perfect embodiment of young, modern Ireland. On the surface he s got it all a Mercedes sports car, a girlfriend who is a model and TV presenter, an apartment in Dublin 4 and a forty per cent ownership of VIP, the best selling monthly magazine in the country.