Getting back to business

The Personal Insolvency Bill, stipulated in Ireland's bailout agreement, should be enacted sensibly - and soon, writes Christine Cullen.

22nd January, 2012
Getting back to business
Bankruptcy is a living prison for many citizens. Photo: Getty

Most business people I know are optimists. Staying upbeat is not easy, especially when the prevailing mood of doom and gloom can at times feel all-consuming. For those who have had to deal with business failure or the effects of bad debt, this is especially true.

Behind each of the 1,930 businesses that went under last year or the sizeable unpaid debts are people who, despite their experience, have that optimism to "go again". However,...

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