Wednesday 20 September 2017

Martina Devlin: There can be no resurrection of a man who has cost us all

Supporters from counties Cavan, Fermanagh and Leitrim turned up at the Quinn Group headquarters in Co Fermanagh this week
Supporters from counties Cavan, Fermanagh and Leitrim turned up at the Quinn Group headquarters in Co Fermanagh this week

Sean Quinn is a small farmer's son who not only has his fingers in the soil -- he has feet of clay. All the way up to his hips. For although he is paying dearly for his mistakes, he is busy attempting to shift the blame elsewhere.

Quinn is not a villain but he is no hero either, as those 1,000 workers and supporters who rallied at the Quinn Group's headquarters in Co Fermanagh would do well to remember.

Standing by a neighbour in distress is worthwhile -- calling for his reinstatement is nonsense, as any study of Quinn's behaviour during the ruinous days of the Celtic Tiger shows.

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