Drumm deserves to be in prison – and should be joined by others

We have a long history of crony capitalism, but the former head of Anglo represents a new breed of reckless bankers who almost brought down the state

24th June, 2018

Kicking a man when he is down or dancing on his grave is not the Irish way. Begrudgery of success rests more easily with the Irish character. David Drumm deserves to be treated as an exception.

Once convicted, it was imperative that Drumm be jailed. Faith in our democratic system demanded no less. Ten years after the crash whenever Irish people gather to oppose a wind farm or a housing infill or the closure of...

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