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Archive for August, 2009

Eggheads prick Nama bubble

ONE of my favourite people on God’s earth is Professor Joe Lee, the history professor from University College Cork.

A few years ago I shared a room with Joe in Seanad Eireann. We had regular jousts about the state of the nation and, occasionally, the value to the community of academics such as himself.

I was a sceptic about academics — their PhDs, their professorial titles, their doctorates and their apparently light workload.

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