Monday 24 April 2017

Who's who of debtors suggests a golden circle who dominated commercial life

The site of the proposed new HQ of Anglo Irish Bank
The site of the proposed new HQ of Anglo Irish Bank
Thomas Molloy

Thomas Molloy

THERE are several striking features among the high-profile debtors of Anglo Irish Bank back in the summer of 2012.

The first feature is the remarkably homogeneous nature of those who owed money to the bank at that period; apart from the religious orders, they are almost all middle-aged men with a base in south Dublin.

The names look like the membership of an expensive golf club. Anybody who is inclined to believe that commercial life here is dominated by a golden circle would find plenty of evidence to back-up their theories.

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