Thursday July 9, 2020

Rock follies: how Nama ended Harry's game

Harry Crosbie once ran a huge property empire, but now his empire lies in ruins. This is the story of how Nama brought down one of Ireland's most ambitious developers.

27th April, 2013
Harry Crosbie rose from being a humble haulier to become one of the country's biggest property developers, but is now seeing his empire crumble. Photo: Gary O'Neill

Harry Crosbie likes to tell a story. It is a story of a different time, well before Crosbie was hanging around with rock stars and organising gala events for royal visits. It is the story of the day it all started.

It's 1988 and Crosbie, a young haulier whose ambition outstretches his bank balance, has just spent IR£800,000 buying an old, ramshackle train warehouse on Dublin's docklands, right where the Liffey collides with the Irish...

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