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Thursday 28 August 2014

I will never live in Ireland again, vows developer

Nicola Anderson

Published 11/07/2014 | 02:30

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PADDY McKillen has vowed never to live in Ireland again.

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The Northern Ireland property developer, whose family are based in Los Angeles, has told 'Vanity Fair' magazine that he cannot see himself living here.

"I don't see myself living there again," he said.

Previously, he told how he never had a plan when it came to business.

"I was brought up with the ethos of hard work and keep your head down. I have to say my father always warned me, 'son, stay out of the press and stay out of the courts'. Unfortunately I've let him down," he said.

Speaking to 'Vanity Fair' from his home in California, McKillen hinted that the legendary Irish begrudgery may lie behind his decision to leave his homeland behind him.

"For some reason most people that become successful always want to be buried outside Ireland," he said.

"They all want to be buried in France or outside Ireland, you know? It's a very strange thing. The Irish seem to eat their own."

Irish Independent

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