Fi­lan worked in shop af­ter bank­ruptcy

Irish Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY EDEL HUGHES

WESTLIFE star Shane Fi­lan’s brother Fin­barr said he had to go back to work in a Cen­tra af­ter he went bank­rupt to the tune of €15mil­lion.

The pair were in­volved in sev­eral con­struc­tion and de­vel­op­ment projects at the height of the boom.

But all that changed when the re­ces­sion hit.

Fin­barr told To­day with Sean O’rourke on RTE Ra­dio 1 he was forced to de­clare bank­ruptcy in the UK, af­ter sell­ing his home in Sligo.

He said: “I went home and we just had to start re-eval­u­at­ing.

“You start at the bot­tom again and start build­ing.

“You have to have faith in your­self. When you’ve been through that process, you lose all faith.”

BROKE Fin­barr Fi­lan

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