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Let’s grab this golden chance

Skilled investment bankers taking flight from Britain due to taxes on their massive bonuses should be welcomed by Ireland

12th December, 2009

If I had the ear of finance minister Brian Lenihan, I’d be telling him not to look a gift horse in the mouth. The British government has this week handed Ireland a gilt-edged opportunity to kick-start the battered IFSC and, with it, the fortunes of thousands of young Irish graduates and workers.

Last Wednesday, the British chancellor, yielding to popular pressure for revenge, announced he would tax the bonuses of high-flying investment bankers....

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