Irish survive Wall St blues

Irish-American businesspeople working on Wall Street last week were ‘‘shocked’’ and ‘‘saddened’’ at the demise of Lehman Brothers, America’s fourth largest investment bank, last Sunday.

20th September, 2008

Irish-American businesspeople working on Wall Street last week were ‘‘shocked’’ and ‘‘saddened’’ at the demise of Lehman Brothers, America’s fourth largest investment bank, last Sunday.

A number of Irish-Americans work in high-profile positions in the heart of the US financial services industry. In recent times, however, this has become a precarious place of employment.

David Brennan, whose father is from Co Kilkenny, was until recently...

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