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Ben Dunne (1908–1983) was the founder and chairman of Dunnes Stores.
Dunne met his wife, Nora Maloney, while working at Roches Stores. They were married for 44 years and had six children.
In 1926, he moved to Drogheda and worked as an apprentice in Cameron's Drapery store. Dunne then moved to Cameron's Drapery shop in Longford, and then onto Roches Stores in Cork in the mid 1930's, where he learned to be a buyer.