Emmet Oliver: Quinn torn apart while swimming with sharks
Published 15/04/2011 | 05:00
YESTERDAY was undoubtedly the darkest day in Sean Quinn's business career and arguably his life.
But the seeds of Quinn's destruction were sown many years ago when a previously risk averse, rural businessman decided to play the markets and came off second best.
Until quite recently the tycoon was reported to be worth €4.1bn by 'Forbes' magazine; he was Ireland's richest man and his insurance-industrial holdings business was the envy of virtually everyone in Irish business.