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Lise Hand: Great Gatsos! Why didn't we tell the banks to slow down?

Published 16/11/2010 | 05:00

The shiny new fleet wasn't being deployed to watch out for invaders from the IMF

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WHAT'S the official name for this particular dramatic moment in our national history?

We've always had a fondness for euphemisms -- the global conflagration of World War II was experienced in Ireland as 'The Emergency', while the bloody sectarian conflict in the North was delicately referred to as 'The Troubles'.

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