Sunday 18 February 2018

Mayo man Griffin (75) set up Addison Lee cab and transport business in the 1970s and sold it to Carlyle for 357m in 2013. He netted close to 180m for his 50pc. He bought a 25m mansion in Belgravia as well as investing in a Brazilian iron ore mine. He had committed to investing £15m in Irish TV and in 2014 predicted it would be worth £100m in about two years. However, as examiner was appointed last year due to a funding shortfall and substantial liabilities over assets.

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