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Decadence: Old money lingers but billions have evaporated since 2010

Some held on to their hats as a hurricane blew through Irish economy - but many lost everything, writes Samantha McCaughren

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Sean Quinn

Sean Quinn

Liam Carroll

Liam Carroll

Bernard McNamara

Bernard McNamara

Patrick and John Collison

Patrick and John Collison

Sean Fitzgerald

Sean Fitzgerald

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Sean Quinn

The past decade really has been a story of bust to boom. Ten years ago many of Ireland's Rich List regulars were experiencing the harsh realities of the recession.

The 2010 Rich List opened by describing how the country was 'on its knees' and explained how the property values had fallen drastically. It listed several prominent business names from the noughties who had seen a dramatic reversal of their fortunes. Few of them have recovered the wealth they lost in the crash.


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