Sean Quinn

Rapt Quinn country gets chapter and verse from the once mighty tycoon

More than a thousand people turned out to support the former billionaire Seán Quinn, as he launched his book outlining his side of the collapse of his business empire

Seán Quinn during the launch of his memoir In My Own Words at the Slieve Russell Hotel in Cavan. Picture: Lorraine O’Sullivan

More than a thousand people thronged the Slieve Russell Hotel on Thursday for Seán Quinn’s book launch, and for an hour before he arrived the bar was hopping, the stout was flowing, and copies of the book were being toted away in handfuls of two or three.

When the author entered the building, finally, he was mobbed at the door and cameras flashed like firecrackers.

This, we were all reminded implicitly and explicitly, is Quinn ...