Friday 24 March 2017

Gene Kerrigan: We're shamed by conspiracy of silence

Nobody is denying US torpedoed plan to save the State €20bn -- but no one's asking either, writes Gene Kerrigan

Okay, cue the smokey saxophone. Rack up the Raymond Chandler quote. "Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean." This week, our fedora worn at a rakish tilt, we attempt to solve The Geithner Mystery.

While the moody music plays, we start off down the mean streets of Dublin, then we pop over to sunny Tanzania, and end up with Michael Noonan prowling Washington's fabled pavements.

The Geithner Mystery began on May 7, when Morgan Kelly wrote a piece in the Irish Times. Professor Kelly is the chap who pops out of his classroom every few months, looks at what the politicians are up to and says, "Hey, that was a really, really stupid thing to do." Or words to that effect.

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