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Archive for November, 2009

The ghosts of bankers past

DID you know that Leinster House was haunted? No, not just by the ghosts of de Valera, Michael Collins and Countess Markievicz.

They are mere run-of-the-mill spirits, civil war heroes or heroines, names regularly invoked by TDs to inflame earthly political controversies.

Last week, a more visible class of ghost floated into the corridors of power.


Cowen waves the white flag to AIB

BRIAN COWEN carried the white flag down the steps of the Dail chamber on Wednesday morning.

He had an easy task: to tell the Dail the terms of the Government’s latest surrender to Allied Irish Banks. It must be second nature to him by now. Over the last year, he has had plenty of practice.


Jack’s Attack on Trophy Houses

THE bearded brethren are coming out to play. And they seem to be amateurs at the media game.

First, our old friend ‘Union’ Jack O’Connor got an outing on Marian Finucane’s radio programme on Saturday morning. Then on Monday night, Jack took to the airwaves on Pat Kenny’s new Frontline programme. The whiskered one is quite a media star.