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The reckless high rollers who helped bring Irish economy to its knees

They cost the taxpayer billions, but not one of the people responsible has yet been punished, writes Maeve Sheehan

Published 02/10/2011 | 05:00

THE courts are stuffed with out-of-pocket investors, gardai are up to their necks in fraud, and corporate enforcers are hot on the trail of the white collar chicanery behind the rise and fall of the Irish economy.

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There is no shortage of suspects, yet not a single prosecution has followed.

Even when there is clear evidence of law-breaking, transgressors remain unpunished. This is the case with Michael Lynn, the solicitor turned property developer who was struck off by the Law Society three years ago.

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