The Sean Quinn story is a gift for the Irish bourgeoisie. He’s the example they’ll cite in the years to come that Ireland has a fair justice system. It sends billionaires to prison after all.
Quinn had a product-based approach in a paper asset world - and the Irish bourgeoisie rang rings around him. He’s their scapegoat, and going by the knee-jerk reactions it’s working as well.
At best, Quinn is a side-issue but instead he is front-and-centre in a story that was not of his making.
Asking why that is the case is not an excuse for Quinn - it’s about uncovering where real power lies in this country and the Quinn story shows that wherever power lies in this country, it certainly isn’t with Quinn…