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Shane Ross: Kevin packs his saddlebags

Shane Ross

Published 06/11/2011 | 07:06

WHAT a wonderful week for rogues. Anglo Irish, a rogue bank, was rewarded with a gift of €715m from Ireland's taxpayers.

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Greece, a rogue nation, was leading European nations on a merry dance. Silvio Berlusconi, the rogue from Rome, was still standing despite the mayhem he was causing in Cannes.

Law-abiding nations, compliant taxpayers and opposition politicians stood and stared. The rogues were setting the agenda. And winning. Good guys were on the back foot. Back in the Dail, the world was turning topsy turvy. Bad apples morphed into fresh fruit overnight. The establishment was being discredited. A handful of cowboys were coming good. Even my own prejudices were being challenged. A recent grudge was revised.

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