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Ian O'Doherty: Well, you have to feel for him

Published 21/04/2011 | 05:00

Poor Colm Doherty. He has become a hate figure for the thousands of ordinary AIB workers who are facing redundancy and, indeed, the rest of the country would quite like to string him up.

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In fact, he has been portrayed as the face of the stupid greed that brought this country to its knees and the news that Doherty walks away from the debacle he created with €3m has enraged many people -- but not all.

When reporters went out to his one-acre mansion in Howth to get a comment they were accosted by a neighbour who said: "He deserves every penny he got. Why can't you leave this man alone? He is now out of a job like a lot of people. He does not deserve to be hounded by anybody."

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