Sunday 4 December 2016

John Drennan: IMF would be shocked if it ran the rule over us

It's time for FF to stop fooling us -- and for Ireland to stop colluding with FF in the fooling, writes John Drennan

Published 15/08/2010 | 05:00

The bread and circuses of Ivor Callely's expenses might have provided us with a pleasant summertime diversion.

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However, the latest episode of Anglo Irish, the bank which cannot say no to the taxpayer, should warn us that if we are not very alert this may be the summer where we carried on fooling ourselves until it was too late.

Robert Burns may have claimed the greatest gift God could give to us was the capacity to see ourselves as others do but the dominant trait of our political system is the capacity of Fianna Fail to "hide in full view".

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