Somers' season at Planet Plutocrat
I RARELY meet bank directors these days. David Duffy, the 10- grand-a-week boss at AIB refuses to return my calls. I spot distant Bank of Ireland directors, like Richie Boucher, high on the platform at their AGMs.
I used to bump into Anglo chairman Alan Dukes in Leinster House – but he has not been so visible since he lost his sinecure.
None of them treat me to their lavish corporate hospitality or invite me to their daughters' weddings. The absence of their company is not a yawning gap in my life, but it would be interesting to meet them from time to time. Indeed, in a rare moment of self-doubt recently I was beginning to wonder: perhaps the guys from Planet Plutocrat are really normal, misunderstood humans?
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