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Quinn jailing was a good day for justice

Published 03/11/2012 | 17:00

THE jailing of Sean Quinn will go down in modern Irish history as one of the most dramatic and tragic events sealing the demise of the Celtic Tiger.

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One of the country's most successful entrepreneurs, our former richest man, Quinn -- like his son Sean Jnr before him -- has been reduced to a common prisoner. It is impossible not to feel sympathy on a human level for him and his wife Patricia.

But as High Court judge Elizabeth Dunne, the woman who jailed him, observed: if the various legal dramas have negatively consumed his life and that of his wider family, he has only himself to blame.

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