Tuesday 28 February 2017

Quiet man Quinlan sipped champagne to celebrate buying London hotels – but deal would come back to haunt him

Liam Collins

Liam Collins

Derek Quinlan
Derek Quinlan

Little did he realise he would be dragged into the limelight

It was a moment in time – 2004 to be precise, when horny-handed Irish builders were acting like oil-rich Arabs and buying up tracts of landmark London from Bond Street to Mayfair.

Then Derek Quinlan, the former taxman with a Shrewsbury Road mansion and art collection, a cut above the former blocklayers who were leading the Irish invasion, pulled off the most spectacular property deal of them all.

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