Thomas Molloy: Imperative that Sean Quinn faces the full rigours of the law
Noonan must not let the liquidator of IRBC cut a deal with Sean Quinn, says Thomas Molloy
MOST of us want to forget the financial crisis. We've felt angry and betrayed. Now we want to get on with life; replenish our own depleted finances and let the country heal. Calls for revenge are so 2012, but sometimes we need a bit of good old-fashioned revenge.
Sean Quinn is a case in point. The news that State-appointed liquidators are discussing a deal with the Quinn family suggests that we are at risk of wasting an opportunity to show that dishonest conduct does not pay in this country.
Despite his man-of-the-people act, Sean Quinn is no ordinary, honest bankrupt who lost everything through bad luck or hubris. He is the patriarch of a family business that has gone out of its way to rip off the public and squirrel away assets.