Thursday 22 March 2018

Martina Devlin: Quinn's charm offensive is sure to crash and burn

Martina Devlin

Martina Devlin

IT'S like watching a car with steering failure approaching a wall at high speed. Its passengers appear to be on the brink of disaster. Yet even as the wheels turn and the wall looms, there is an outside chance of limiting the crash damage.

Except the driver is in denial. He sees the wall but imagines he can drive through it and emerge safely on the other side.

Sean Quinn is that man behind the wheel. He has embarked on a publicity blitz to put his case to the people, somehow convinced it might spirit away the wall and change the outcome -- although the views which really matter are those of the High Court judges assigned to Quinn cases. And neither placards nor rallies will influence them.

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