Statement from Dr Peter FitzGerald on the passing of Lord Ballyedmond
I knew Lord Ballyedmond for many years. When I was endeavouring to start Randox Laboratories in the early 1980’s I went to him for advice. He was of great help to me in the early years of Randox. Eddie and I would frequently discuss business issues and the challenges of managing international business in Northern Ireland. I had great admiration for his courage and enterprise; he will be sadly missed.
Eddie Haughey played an integral part in contributing to economic development in Northern Ireland and to our constantly expanding biotechnology sector. His willingness to invest heavily in innovation and his tireless entrepreneurial efforts to create and grow Norbrook Laboratories into a global success has been an inspiration to businesses operating in the sector across the world. My thoughts are with his family, friends and his staff at Norbrook at this very sad time.