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Brendan Keenan: We have one throw of the dice left to finally sort out Ireland's banks

Published 06/01/2011 | 05:00

WHAT a year, eh? No, not last year -- this one. I'm afraid that, dramatic as 2010 was, 2011 may prove just as wearing on the nerves.

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There is, first of all, the prospect of a general election. The Green Party, upon mature reflection, has decided that a January election is not such a good idea after all. They now think March would be a more suitable time to abandon the Coalition. There is to be no panicky leaping over the side. An orderly queue will form for the lifeboats.

The Green leadership may be a bit too young to remember the advice of the great political commentator John Healy, that if you find your behind on the seat of a ministerial Mercedes, never remove it voluntarily.

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