Slipping into the darkness

‘It’s like the last days of the Roman Empire around here at present,” Pat Rabbitte told the Taoiseach in the Dáil last Wednesday.

13th November, 2010

‘It’s like the last days of the Roman Empire around here at present,” Pat Rabbitte told the Taoiseach in the Dáil last Wednesday.

Rabbitte’s comments captured the mood that last week hung over Leinster House and the real centres of power in the various government departments close by.

The reality of the threat of national bankruptcy could no longer be ignored, as the bond markets made clear...

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