Matt Cooper: What next for Limerick’s Robin Hood?

After €100 million in charitable donations from the local boy made good, few in his native county begrudge JP McManus his fortune

5th March, 2017
JP McManus with jockey Pat Fenton at Leopardstown in 1997 Picture: INPHO

JP McManus’s tax arrangements have never been of much concern to the people of Limerick. And the recent revelations that the long-standing tax exile claimed to be a quasi-resident of Ireland in an effort to stave off a US tax bill is unlikely to change that.

McManus is a hero in his native county because of the McManus Charitable Foundation, which is estimated to have raised more than €100 million for local causes....

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