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We have a broken society, says Dunphy

Fergus Black

Published 29/09/2010 | 05:00

THERE was a deep, deep lack of will to bring those involved in the destruction of Irish society to justice, broadcaster Eamon Dunphy said last night.

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"The future generation should know that if you don't obey the law and don't punish those who break the law you have a broken society, which is what we have today," he said.

He was speaking at the launch of a new book, 'Bust', which charts how the courts exposed the "rotten heart" of the Irish economy.

Written by Irish Independent Legal Editor Dearbhail McDonald, it tells how the courts dealt with the collapse of the Celtic Tiger economy and of the demise of some of the country's biggest developers.

When the economy finally crashed, the country's bankers and developers tried to keep themselves out of the limelight but they failed to keep themselves out of the courts.

The book tells the often bizarre stories behind an extraordinary reversal of fortune for some of the country's high-fliers who were to lose millions and end up in massive debt.

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