Martina Devlin: Quinn can't play victim card after costly gamble
Published 01/04/2010 | 05:00
The problem with being a rich and powerful man -- even if you present yourself as just an ordinary billionaire -- is that you grow accustomed to doing as you please.
And on the rare occasion when someone limits your behaviour, you respond with disbelief and fury.
Sean Quinn, once Ireland's wealthiest man and still a considerable Money Bags, has been challenged by the new Financial Regulator. His reaction is one of high dudgeon. He has countered by trying to undermine the regulator's independence, going over his head to seek ministerial intervention.