A May 2011 text message from financier Derek Quinlan to the billionaire Barclay brothers has indicated that he was supportive of the pair a number of months before the debt covering Quinlan's 35 per cent stake in the Maybourne hotel group was transferred to them by the National Asset Management Agency (Nama).
It emerged last week that Quinlan's living expenses were being covered by the Barclays, which took on £660 million (€790 million) of his debt.
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