Tuesday 12 December 2017

Lise Hand: No hint of contrition in this heated battle between bust billionaire and broken bank

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte.
Crowds at the rally in support of the Quinns yesterday.
Lise Hand

Lise Hand

Ciara Quinn gazed defiantly from the truck-turned stage, out over the thousands of supporters massed along the main street of Ballyconnell.

"Some day our war with Anglo will be over -- and make no mistake about it, this is a war, and when it ends I and the rest of my family will still be standing," she vowed. "We will not be bullied or intimidated by Anglo -- we will not go quietly into the night."

The crowd cheered and waved their placards. Behind her on the platform, her father Sean dabbed his eyes with a big white hanky. There's no doubt that the plummet from the mountain-top has taken its toll on Sean Quinn. He now faces the possibility of joining his son Sean Jnr in jail for contempt by the end of this week.

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