Time for Irish to stop gambling and invest in cultural values

People in this country need positive cultural beliefs for a more secure financial future, writes Michael Dowling.

26th February, 2012
Time for Irish to stop gambling and invest in cultural values
The Irish nation gambled away the future by buying and selling houses at increasingly ridiculous valuations. Photo: Thinkstock

In our last 'pre-doom' election, back in 2007, Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny visited Paddy Power to bet on the outcome being a Fine Gael and Labour coalition. Can you imagine that in any other country? Maybe Barack Obama popping into Las Vegas in 2008 to have a quick flutter on his victory margin in the presidential campaign? Better yet, can you imagine Angela Merkel mentioning horse-racing to explain her bank balance, as one of...

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