Court documents reveal how a multi-million euro Shannon-based business was built on the sale of bogus airport parts, writes Ian Kehoe.
When Joseph Patrick Smith Jnr first arrived in Shannon in April 1997, he was made more than welcome by the Irish business community.
Shannon Development, the regional development authority, furnished the US businessman with premises and €150,000 in state grants. The government heralded Smith’s decision to set up an Irish operation as another example of...
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