Navigation

Quinn : Grit and Greed on the Border

Availability: Out of Stock
ISBN: 9781785373992
AuthorBirney, Trevor
Pub Date08/11/2022
BindingPaperback
Pages272
CountryIRL
Dewey338.092
Publisher: Merrion Press
Quick overview This is the gripping inside story of Ireland’s bankrupt billionaire, Sean Quinn, who went from rags to riches before gambling it all on Anglo-Irish Bank shares, becoming the world’s biggest personal loser of the economic collapse of 2008.
€19.95

A millionaire by thirty, Quinn took on the Irish cement business in the 1980s and won. He became an almost mythical character, creating thousands of jobs at a time when the dark shadows of mass unemployment and the Troubles loomed over the borderlands. Then he gambled on the stock market, and this time he lost.

Quinn’s senior team was hand-picked, with loyalty prized above all else. But they have now become the sole focus of his obsession, as he holds them responsible for what happened. The atmosphere in ‘Quinn Country’ turned dark and ominous, culminating with the horrific abduction and attack on Kevin Lunney in 2019.

Ten years after losing it all, Quinn is a brooding figure in a monstrous house, refusing to accept any blame for his downfall. This is the truly remarkable story of the man everyone said was too big to fail.

*
*
*
Product description

A millionaire by thirty, Quinn took on the Irish cement business in the 1980s and won. He became an almost mythical character, creating thousands of jobs at a time when the dark shadows of mass unemployment and the Troubles loomed over the borderlands. Then he gambled on the stock market, and this time he lost.

Quinn’s senior team was hand-picked, with loyalty prized above all else. But they have now become the sole focus of his obsession, as he holds them responsible for what happened. The atmosphere in ‘Quinn Country’ turned dark and ominous, culminating with the horrific abduction and attack on Kevin Lunney in 2019.

Ten years after losing it all, Quinn is a brooding figure in a monstrous house, refusing to accept any blame for his downfall. This is the truly remarkable story of the man everyone said was too big to fail.

Customers who bought this item also bought

Haughey

Murphy, Gary
9780717193646
With exclusive access to the Haughey archives, Gary Murphy presents a landmark reassessment of Charles Haughey's life and legacy. 'A superbly balanced exploration of the life and politics of one of the most fascinating figures in 20th century Ireland.' Professor John Horgan
€27.99

I Am Miss D Amy Dunne

Dunne, Amy
9780717190980
In 2007, Amy Dunne was barely seventeen years old and pregnant with a baby girl who had anencephaly, meaning the baby was certain to die before or at birth. Amy, who was temporarily in the care of the HSE, told a social worker about her plan to travel for a termination. Although she was supported by her family and by the baby's father, she was told by the HSE that it would not be possible for her to travel, so Amy had to fight her case in the High Court.
€16.99

Ireland's Secret Ireland's Secret War : Dan Bryan, G2 and the lost tapes that reveal the hunt for Ireland's Nazi spies

McMenamin, Marc
9780717192885
A thrilling account of the true extent of Irish-Allied co-operation during World War II, revealed through a series of recently discovered tapes that capture the voices of those who were involved.
€16.99