Dearbhail McDonald: Fraudster's conviction draws line in the sand
FOR some, sorry really is the hardest word. Last night former solicitor Thomas Byrne began a 12-year jail term after he was convicted in the largest white-collar criminal trial in the history of the State.
The scale of the fraud, at €52m, was colossal.
Equally staggering was the gross betrayal of trust of his clients, some of whom included longstanding school friends, gardai and the elderly.