Wednesday 21 March 2018

The once mighty Quinn cries foul

The former tycoon says he and his family are being made scapegoats for Anglo's collapse, writes Maeve Sheehan

Maeve Sheehan

Maeve Sheehan

THEY do things differently in the Ukraine. Robert Dix knows that better than most.

He arrived in the Ukraine, surrounded himself with a team of burly bodyguards, and embarked on his mission: to recover, on behalf of the former Anglo Irish Bank, as many millions of the Quinn family money as he can. He has gone to extraordinary lengths to do so, not only having to acclimatise to the local political culture, fending off the unwelcome attentions of mysterious locals, but also roping in the Taoiseach Enda Kenny to help.

Little wonder that Sean Quinn is feeling victimised. Once Ireland's richest man, he is now bankrupt, allegedly worth less than stg£50,000, and at war with Anglo over a disputed €2bn debt, run up through gambling on the bank's share price.

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