Revealed: Former Ireland rugby international got €133m write-off – but vast majority of debt deals were ‘much more modest’

According to court filings, former rugby international Pat Whelan got into financial difficulty ‘due to the economic downturn and recession’ of the late 2000s.

Shane Phelan

At the weekly sitting of the High Court’s personal insolvency list last Monday, some €22.6m in debt was written off in three arrangements approved by Mr Justice Cian Ferriter.