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Billionaire Feeney is Dunphy guest

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Eamon’s guest is the Irish-American philanthropist Chuck Feeney. In 1984 the billionaire decided to set up a foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies, to direct funds anonymously to worthy causes, and devote the remainder of his life to giving away his money. The foundation has over the past two decades donated $4bn to projects around the world, in countries including the US, Ireland, Vietnam, Cuba, South Africa and Australia. Chuck Feeney has donated $1bn in grants to Ireland alone, in the form of funding for universities, hospitals, social and community projects. He talks to us about his early years, his career, the peace process and gives us a message for the ‘nouveaux riche’ in Ireland. Please use the link below to access their interview:,null,209

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