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Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week January 31, 2016

Posted by Garibaldy in Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week.
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Colm McCarthy reflects on the fact that every single Irish bank lost more than enough to put itself out of business when the bubble burst.

This continuing failure to explore what went wrong, bank by bank, ensures that lessons go unlearnt and that bank management and boards have been held publicly to account only in the aggregate.

This is the prime failing in the latest response to the Great Irish Banking Bust, one of the most damaging bank crashes to have occurred anywhere.

Move along, nothing systemic to see here.

Ruth Dudley Edwards is rabbiting on about commemorations of 1916 legitimising dissidents, and how hopefully we cn move on.

But maybe when 2016 is over, the Irish public might be ready to contemplate exorcising those ghosts once and for all and embracing in their stead inspirational heroes of our great constitutional tradition, who thought it better to live than to die for Ireland.

Except when it came to World War One of course.

Eoghan Harris, meanwhile, opens as follows.

Reactions to both the Banking Inquiry and RTE’s Rebellion show that when confronted with our own bad behaviour we prefer to blame Brussels or the Brits.

Today’s Sindo sees normal service resumed at every level then.

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1. Sham Bob - January 31, 2016

Poor Edwards, Harris et al will have to put up with another few months of 1916 commemoration. Their brand of revisionism is now looking cranky and out-there, in a year when the main right-wing parties celebrate their genesis in rebellion.

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2. fergal - January 31, 2016

Wait until we get to July this year. Harris, Edwards and all the gang will be able to glory in the mindless deaths of tens of thousands- for empire- 19,000 on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
All in the nae of maturity and respect!

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3. WorldbyStorm - January 31, 2016

You’re both right I think. The Harris approach does look wildly cranky but… they’ll still try to shine at every opportunity they get.

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4. CMK - January 31, 2016

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