IC Matters


The Sunday Times says Poppulo is pressing all the right buttons


 — January 28th, 2019

The Sunday Times says Poppulo is pressing all the right buttons

Andrew O’Shaughnessy is not one to ignore the lessons of the past.

“If you go through something painful you can either get stuck in it or you can learn something from it,” says the Poppulo boss, reflecting on one of the more difficult periods of his life.

Fresh out of college in the mid-1980s, O’Shaughnessy went to work for Dripsey Woolen Mills, founded by his great-grandfather 80 years earlier. He worked at the venerable textile mill for only a couple of years before the company went out of business, undercut by cheaper overseas competitors.

It taught the young O’Shaughnessy to “read the signs, to adapt”.

Register for complimentary access to read the rest of this article on The Sunday Times website here: https://join.thetimes.co.uk/?pc=regacc&ILC=INT-TNL_Header_text_181017&gotoUrl=https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/ireland/pressing-all-the-right-buttons-at-poppulo-jksnb29tr

The best on employee communications delivered weekly to your inbox.

By clicking “Accept all cookies” you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance your browsing experience, analyze site traffic, and serve tailored content and advertisements.

Cookies preferences

When you visit any website, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalized web experience. Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.

Manage consent preferences

Strictly Necessary

Always Active

These cookies are necessary for our website to function. They do not store any personally identifiable information and are usually only set in response to actions made by you, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block these cookies, but some parts of the site will not work.


Functionality cookies are used to remember your preferences. They make the site easier for you to navigate by remembering settings you have applied, detect if you’ve already seen a pop-up or auto-fill forms to make them easier for you to complete.


Targeting cookies are used to deliver ads more relevant to you and your interests. These cookies can also be used to measure ad performance and provide recommendations.