DERRY businessman and RTE Dragons’ Den entrepreneur Peter Casey is set to enter politics south of the Border.
He has been living in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife Helen, from Crumlin in Dublin, and their five children, but returns to Ireland once a month.
He has recently bought a home in Inishowen and is looking for a Dublin base.
Mr Casey says he will run for Dail Eireann but hasn’t decided just yet whether to stand in Donegal or Dublin, with his personal preference for Donegal.
“I’d be an Independent. I think all the parties have got so much baggage. I don’t think Ireland needs another party. I think Ireland needs the ones it has to operate more entrepreneurially,” he said.
“I’m not going to stand to lose. I’ll do an assessment and make a decision as to where is the best place to have the possibility of success,” he said.
“Donegal would be where my heart and natural inclination would be but realistically I’m going to be spending a lot of time in Dublin.”
Mr Casey is the founder and executive chairman of Claddagh Resources, a global recruitment business that matches high-level executives with consulting and IT firms.
Claddagh operates from five locations worldwide and its European base is outside Buncrana.
He has confirmed our story last month that he has now bought 16 homes in for people facing eviction. The homes were purchased in Derry.Tags: