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‘Highly insensitive fellow’ Seán Quinn needs to change his tune, not the narrative

Declan Lynch


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Seán Quinn arriving at the High Court in Dublin in November 2012. Picture by Julien Behal

Seán Quinn arriving at the High Court in Dublin in November 2012. Picture by Julien Behal

Luke Kelly in O'Connell Bridge, Dublin, in September 1980. Picture by Donal Doherty

Luke Kelly in O'Connell Bridge, Dublin, in September 1980. Picture by Donal Doherty

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Seán Quinn arriving at the High Court in Dublin in November 2012. Picture by Julien Behal

Patrick Kavanagh, it is said, once observed a man on a Dublin street supervising the loading of heavy materials on to a truck. The man was bragging that he had 17 men working for him, and gave the impression he was exceedingly pleased with himself.

But the poet Kavanagh was not impressed. “He is a highly insensitive fellow,” he remarked to his companion, the poet Anthony Cronin.

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