Why Sean Quinn (and many others) sued for bankcruptcy in Belfast…

Because he would have been crazy to settle in Dublin… The FT interviews a guy who runs a service for Irish people looking for a humane bankcrupcy regime…

…in Ireland, unlike in many western countries, bankruptcy is not an option for most people. Just 29 people were declared bankrupt last year and 17 in 2009. This compares to 135,089 bankruptcies in England and Wales, 20,329 in Scotland and 2,323 in Northern Ireland in 2010.

Adds: Oh, and the Dublin court would have snaffled Mr Quinn’s pension too…

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