Public realm remains poisoned with rancour

Public realm remains poisoned with rancour

The professional classes have had a good recession - millions have been accumulated in fees from the misery of others

Leaving aside 1916, marching down O’Connell Street breaking windows and looting shops is no longer the Irish way. The severity of the financial crash, generally speaking, drew a restrained, even phlegmatic, response from Irish people, whose tolerance at the time attracted much comment. So what is the legacy of the economic earthquake of 2008 almost a decade later?

The banking crisis has left us with a debt headache that won’t go away any time soon. But...

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