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€1 bid for farm shows depth of locals' anger toward banks

Elaine Keogh

Published 12/11/2010 | 05:00

George Beggan's land at Crossakiel near Kells in Co Meath, which failed to sell at an auction held by an ACC Bank receiver
George Beggan's land at Crossakiel near Kells in Co Meath, which failed to sell at an auction held by an ACC Bank receiver

'Bank managers have been treated like pillars of society in Ireland, and I believe I have been the victim of white-collar, middle-class crime'

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IT was the field no one would buy. A day after unsuccessful attempts to sell the 67 acres of farmland in the Crossakiel area of Co Meath at auction, there was no confusion that the banks "are public enemy number one".

The land was being sold by a receiver appointed by ACC Bank.

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