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Seán Quinn book extract: ‘You know what happens when you corner a rat’

Seán Quinn is a man who feels hard done by, as this extract from Trevor Birney’s book Quinn reveals

Seán Quinn: There is no doubt that he believed the Quinn Business Retention Company was for the benefit of himself and his family. Picture: PA

Quinn Country, Trevor Birney’s documentary series that aired on RTÉ last week, revealed details of an agreement between US bondholders, owed more than €1 billion, and a management buyout team that took control of businesses formerly owned by Seán Quinn following two years of violence and destruction.

The Quinn Group owed €2.3 billion to the Irish state, largely as a result of disastrous bets on Anglo Irish Bank. A further €1.2 billion was owed to ...