A €40 billion bailout loaded on the people

A €40 billion bailout loaded on the people

We were not all in this together. A relatively small number of individuals were involved in the commercial practices that led to the bank guarantee

Eleven men went into the Sycamore Room in government buildings on September 29, 2008.

The newspaper headlines that Monday betrayed little of what was to come. Munster had trounced Leinster 18-0. Brian Crowley MEP announced his candidacy for the Fianna Fáil presidential nomination. In Tullamore, Brian Cowen was non-committal with reporters about a means test for medical cards for the over-70s.

“Spend way out of crisis, urges Labour,” roared an Irish Times headline. “Irish stocks...

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