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Thomas Molloy: We must write new script to avoid Greek tragedy

Published 23/09/2011 | 05:00

THE ministry for economics in Athens sits at the end of a posh shopping street that is the Greek equivalent of Grafton Street.

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Yesterday afternoon, the windows were boarded up with metal, and armed police as well as fire tenders stood ready for a replay of the disturbances earlier this summer which saw rioters smash plate-glass windows and destroy dozens of shops.

Now there is a worry that many of the policy mistakes and failed strategies that led Greece to this point are being repeated in Ireland today.

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