Quinns hit the ‘Streisand effect’ in trying to erase the past

Seán Quinn and his family were the subject of much unflattering media coverage last week following their successful de-listing of numerous critical press articles from Google. But the incident has opened up a wider debate about the ‘right to be forgotten’ online

Seán Quinn and his family succeeded in having a number of news reports de-listed but inadvertently turned the spotlight on themselves in the process. Picture: Collins