Anatomy of a fallen showman

Tom Lyons reports on how developer Harry Crosbie built up large investments in the south of France, Yahoo and Batman: The Musical before losing his fortune

4th June, 2017
Harry Crosbie went from being worth more than €500 million to scrambling for money as Nama took over his loans Picture: Collins

Only the super-wealthy can afford to become a player in the rarified world of property in the south of France, or invest in something like Batman: The Musical.

At his peak, however, property developer and events promoter Harry Crosbie had built up such a substantial empire in Ireland – from a stake in the O2 (now the 3Arena) on the Liffey’s north docks to the Grand Canal Theatre across the river – that he was...

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