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Matt Cooper: JP McManus’s relationship with Limerick is not a taxing affair

Despite the tycoon’s Robin Hood status in his native region, the truth is that his decision to be a tax resident in Switzerland deprives this country of huge amounts of money

Rory McIlroy with JP McManus during Day One of the JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor on July 04, 2022 in Limerick, Ireland. Picture: Oisin Keniry/Getty Images

JP McManus’s back must be sore with all the slaps he received on it last week from his adoring fans at his heavily-publicised golf event at Adare Manor in Limerick. There was hardly anyone there that would have considered raising the issue of McManus’s tax status.

Nobody has any idea just how rich McManus is, or what all the sources of his wealth are. It can’t all have come from gambling, but not all of ...