The long shadow of Fingleton

The story of Brian and Elys Thompson gives an insight into how the actions of Michael Fingleton and Sean FitzPatrick have affected other people’s lives

28th March, 2009

Four years ago, the owners of Cloghan Castle invited me for lunch. It was an unforgettable occasion, not only because of the warm welcome they extended in their magnificent 14th-century Co Offaly castle, but also because of their riveting account of their treatment at the hands of Michael Fingleton’s Irish Nationwide Building Society.

I was investigating allegations of bank overcharging, and was looking for candidates willing to tell their stories on camera. They...

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