The dirty dozen: the 12 men who together destroyed our economy
As the Budget looms, Ronald Quinlan profiles the key players who brought Ireland to its knees
Published 04/12/2011 | 05:00
THE blame game used to be easy. For every one of our economic ills, we had Sean FitzPatrick to blame.
Three years on from the night of the now-infamous bank guarantee and with Ireland's economic sovereignty surrendered to the EU and the IMF, however, the opprobrium once heaped solely on the former Anglo chairman is being shared by a growing number of our boom era elite. As the public braces itself to take the strain of another €3.8bn in cuts and taxes promised in the Budget, the Sunday Independent identifies the key players who were instrumental in bringing Ireland to its knees.