Ian Kehoe on Business

Ian Kehoe on Business
Dublin footballer Philly McMahon runs a health food delivery service and four gyms Pic: Feargal Ward

A German bank presents its credentials to An Post, while Seán Quinn bets on winning back his old empire

Sparkasse, the German community lending giant, has not been reticent about its plans for Ireland. While a host of foreign lenders have shuttled home, scarred from their disastrous forays here (Bank of Scotland Ireland even took their ATM machines home), Sparkasse is doing its damnedest to put down some roots in Ireland.

However, its requests to the Departments of Finance and Rural Affairs to see how it operates in Germany have apparently been rebuffed amid...

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