Monday 11 December 2017

Developer's achievements pale in face of serious allegations

Dearbhail McDonald

Dearbhail McDonald

HE transformed Dublin's Docklands with the O2 Arena and The Grand Canal Theatre.

The Drumcondra native with a cheeky grin was even awarded an honorary OBE in 2012 by Britain's Queen Elizabeth in recognition of his services to cultural relations between Ireland and England.

Developer Harry Crosbie's contribution to Ireland's cultural and social capital is untouchable: the O2 was recently voted the fourth-best arena in the world, while The Conference Centre, built in conjunction with Treasury Holdings, has brought millions into the economy.

But yesterday, in the clinical atmosphere of the Four Courts, Mr Crosbie's achievements appeared to pale in the face of a series of serious allegations laid against him by NAMA.

Irish Independent

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