Life in the bubble

Bono is the latest celebrity name to surface in the glitzy, tantalising London court case involving Paddy McKillen and Derek Quinlan. Samantha McCaughren reports.

28th April, 2012
Life in the bubble
Derek Quinlan was joined by Bono on Prince Al-Waleed's yacht in the south of France. Photo: Bloomberg

Insights into the world of the rich and famous have been tantalisingly scattered through the Paddy McKillen case in London, but the name-dropping and celebrity anecdotes reached new heights last week, as Bono and The Edge of U2 entered the fray.

The witness statement from former taxman and boomtime property financier Derek Quinlan provided high-flying recollections that even billionaire brothers Frederick and David Barclay could not match.

Belfast-born developer McKillen has taken legal proceedings against...

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