Thursday 8 December 2016

As we recover, there are some things we must not forget

Published 08/07/2015 | 02:30

'Any resolution of the Quinn/IBRC dispute is, at heart, a political deal'
'Any resolution of the Quinn/IBRC dispute is, at heart, a political deal'

If Mark Twain was right that humour is tragedy plus time, then the epic legal battle between the Quinn family and the former Anglo Irish Bank should be one of the greatest Irish comedies of all time.

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It is anything but.

Yesterday we were served with a timely, if vastly overdue, reminder of the lengths the State has gone to to secure assets in the Quinns' International Property Group (IPG), once valued at €500m.

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