Developers’ béal bocht was all talk

Some of our richest property developers have ended up joining the class of landlords they sought to replace

21st March, 2009

It is a curious phenomenon that many developers who strutted their stuff on the property stage during the boom years liked to wrap themselves in the green flag as though to suggest the super-profits they were making were only their entitlement after being ill-treated for centuries at the hands of the British landlord class.

Take property developer Paddy Kelly, who made a fortune selling expensive apartments and other property developments. He was only too happy...

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