Tuesday 16 January 2018

Quinn jailing was a good day for justice

THE jailing of Sean Quinn will go down in modern Irish history as one of the most dramatic and tragic events sealing the demise of the Celtic Tiger.

One of the country's most successful entrepreneurs, our former richest man, Quinn -- like his son Sean Jnr before him -- has been reduced to a common prisoner. It is impossible not to feel sympathy on a human level for him and his wife Patricia.

But as High Court judge Elizabeth Dunne, the woman who jailed him, observed: if the various legal dramas have negatively consumed his life and that of his wider family, he has only himself to blame.

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