Friday 15 December 2017

Thomas Molloy: Imperative that Sean Quinn faces the full rigours of the law

Noonan must not let the liquidator of IRBC cut a deal with Sean Quinn, says Thomas Molloy

Sean Quinn
Sean Quinn
Thomas Molloy

Thomas Molloy

MOST of us want to forget the financial crisis. We've felt angry and betrayed. Now we want to get on with life; replenish our own depleted finances and let the country heal. Calls for revenge are so 2012, but sometimes we need a bit of good old-fashioned revenge.

Sean Quinn is a case in point. The news that State-appointed liquidators are discussing a deal with the Quinn family suggests that we are at risk of wasting an opportunity to show that dishonest conduct does not pay in this country.

Despite his man-of-the-people act, Sean Quinn is no ordinary, honest bankrupt who lost everything through bad luck or hubris. He is the patriarch of a family business that has gone out of its way to rip off the public and squirrel away assets.

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