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Shane Ross: Quango queen eyes the Park

Published 25/09/2011 | 05:00

IS there a single presidential candidate with a clue about business? Where is the leader-in-waiting who might fly across the globe, blazing a trail for Irish enterprise?

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I had high hopes for Senator Feargal Quinn, but he hung his hat on the fortunes of Dragon's Den star Sean Gallagher. Indeed Sean might have fit the bill, but his spell on the board of Fas and his far-too-recent membership of the national executive of Fianna Fail is a hard pill to swallow.

Last week, I and other TDs came under pressure to sign the nomination papers of the vessels of vanity who want to occupy the Aras. So I dug out their CVs to see if any of them might have an idea about the difference between a contract for difference (CFD) and a credit default swap (CDS).

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