John Ignatius Quinn, commonly known as Seán Quinn, (born 5 December 1947) is an Irish businessman and conglomerateur. In 2008 he was the richest person in the Republic of Ireland, but in 2011 he filed for bankruptcy
Seán Quinn would have been better off going on The Late Late Show if he wanted an easy ride and no difficult questions put to him. He’d have sailed through and had the audience lapping it up.
Television is a treacherous medium. Norman Mailer wrote about his obsession with it, recalling the time he went on a talk show with Truman Capote, believing he had performed superbly, while Capote — by his own admission — had seemed a bit flat. What Mailer hadn’t realised is that while he was knocking it out of the park, for a few seconds the camera had been on Capote when Capote said of Jack Kerouac: “That’s not writing, that’s typing.”
Justice Minister Heather Humphreys has welcomed an apology from former Fine Gael leader Alan Dukes for disparaging remarks he made about people who live on the Border.
Former Fine Gael leader Alan Dukes has rather crudely evoked the Troubles to speculate that people living along the Border are “more easily” prone to violence, a tendency that is “in their blood”.
John Daly’s article (‘Vatican Pimpernel reminds us that not all priests are bad’, Irish Independent, November 28) was a long-overdue acknowledgment of the good work that has been done by the Catholic Church in making Ireland what it is today – a modern and prosperous country.
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