Sunday 22 October 2017

Shane Phelan: Drumm returns to loving embraces as his American dream withers and dies

David Drumm leaving court on Tuesday with friends and family after he was granted bail. Photo: Colin Keegan
David Drumm leaving court on Tuesday with friends and family after he was granted bail. Photo: Colin Keegan
Shane Phelan

Shane Phelan

As David Drumm walked through the Great Hall at the Criminal Courts of Justice on Tuesday, a free man for the first time in five months, he paused and made an emotional gesture of thanks to his wife's parents.

A simple hug demonstrated the former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive's relief after his in-laws, Danny and Georgina O'Farrell, came up trumps for him.

The couple put up €100,000 - a huge sum for a humble taxi driver and a housewife to have to come up with - to help secure his release on bail.

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