Seanie's Car to be Crushed for Charity

A BMW which belonged to former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick is to go under the hammer for charity. However, the car itself is not up for grabs, but rather the right to press the button to crush it.

The The 19 year-old 3-series BMW was collected by National Recycling from outside Mr FitzPatrick’s home in Greystones, Co Wicklow, yesterday.

The car has aparantly not been driven for some time.

The car had been sold online by the High Court’s official assignee who is dealing with Mr FitzPatrick’s bankruptcy.

Conor Hand, sales manager with National Recycling told The Irish Times that he had bought the car for €1,234.56 in an online auction and that he knew who the previous owner had been.

National Recycling is now planning the auction which will be online. “It will be crushed, same as Anglo,” said Mr Hand, who added that he was neither an account nor shareholder in the bank.

“We have not worked out the details yet, it will take a few weeks,” he said.

(Source: The Irish Times)