An Irish manager has returned home after being forced to live in China for three years due to a business dispute.
Richard O’Halloran arrived in Dublin on Saturday morning and saw his four children for the first time, his wife Tara said on Twitter.
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The Irish Times newspaper reported that the manager of an aircraft leasing company had agreed to a deal agreed by Ireland and China that would pay Beijing thousands of euros in monthly payments.
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The case involved a dispute between O’Halloran’s Chinese employer and officials in Beijing. The businessman also went to China in February 2019 to testify in court against his boss who had defrauded Chinese investors.
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However, despite diplomatic pressure, the Irish were not allowed to leave the country. O’Halloran said he was suffering from lack of sleep and mental stress. (dpa)
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