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    McKinseygalitarian

    Stephen Donnelly is an accidental politician. There he was sitting in front of his TV minding his own business, watching the news pictures of IMF officials striding the streets of Dublin. He saw the threat. “I’m trained in this stuff – what happens when the IMF arrives in your country, the mistakes that get made, […]

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    Oxfam: hypocrites or pragmatists?

    A man walks into a bar and orders a pint. The bartender turns to him and says: “€36.80 please”. Thinking this must be a mistake, the man asks the bartender why his drink is so expensive. “Well”, says the barman, “there was people in here earlier who got a meal and a few drinks, but […]

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  • mcloughlin-healy

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    Ethics cases to answer for FF in SIPO, and FG

    Long-running tensions between Fine Gael members in County Kildare are about to create difficulties for Kildare County Council and Fine Gael following the suspension of righteous Councillor Fiona McLoughlin Healy from Fine Gael for making well-founded allegations about the leader of Fianna Fáil on the Council, allegations met with a deaf ear by of cials […]

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    Cerberus still biting

    The current Public Accounts Committee hearings into the sale of Project Eagle by NAMA threaten the careers and reputation of its chairman and chief executive, the finance minister, Michael Noonan, the Comptroller and Auditor General and a number of politicians on both sides of the border. This explains why we are witnessing a war of […]

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  • villager

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    Villager

    Quays, pees, pleas Years after they banned trucks from the riverside, Villager’s principal experience of Ormond Quay in front of the Village office is still really just somewhere to get run over. The gentlemen from Eircom have kindly removed the two drug dealers’ telephone boxes outside the door, so urine from the city’s drunkards can […]

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    Martyr for a cause

    A man whose body was found in the Dublin mountains on Friday 30 September had successfully campaigned to have a quarrying operation in the area closed down last year. Michael McCoy, a father of three in his early sixties, who was last seen walking his dogs in the Brittas area of county Dublin on the […]

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  • cg-article

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    Too big to fail, or even be reformed

    Since the start of the Global Financial Crisis back in 2008, European and US policymakers and regulators have blamed the international banking system for systemic risks and abuses. Regulatory and supervisory authorities have begun designing and implementing system-wide responses to the causes of the crisis. What emerged from these efforts was an explosion of regulatory […]

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