Defending the indefensible

A castle, like Ireland’s biggest Norman keep at Trim has many layers of defence. So too have the banks. But eventually those huddling inside the castle come under threat.

19th March, 2011
Defending the indefensible
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A castle, like Ireland’s biggest Norman keep at Trim has many layers of defence. So too have the banks. But eventually those huddling inside the castle come under threat.

A few years back, while researching The Pope’s Children, I headed out To Kells in Co Meath. Kells had seen its population grow by 25 per cent between 1996 and 2002.Thiswas an extraordinary expansion in population. Who were all these people?

Well, very early...

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