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John Drennan: Enthusiasm and hope have collapsed along with economy

Forget the 'terrible beauty' of Yeats's 1916, a terrible political failure is now poised to destroy us all, writes John Drennan

Published 07/11/2010 | 05:00

AFTER the Rising of 1916, WB Yeats famously wrote of how "a terrible beauty" had been born.

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He was, as poets are supposed to be, remarkably prescient in his language -- a new State would be born in less than a decade.

How unfortunate it is then that a new 'terrible failure' by our political leadership means we are now poised to commemorate 1916 as a vassal state of the ECB, the IMF and the British bond market.

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