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Brace yourselves for Adams in the Aras

The rise of Sinn Fein means all bets are off and suddenly anything is politically possible, writes Jody Corcoran

Published 05/12/2010 | 05:00

Leo Varadkar, the Fine Gael TD, soon to be government minister, said recently that bankers had done more damage to the economy than the Provisional IRA and that therefore they should be "treated like subversives".

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He was immediately accused of populism, a trait to which he is occasionally prone, but which is sometimes necessary to make a point.

And he had a point, of sorts. The heads of the banks can be seen as subversive because they have undermined the State.

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