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Who's who of debtors suggests a golden circle who dominated commercial life

Published 04/01/2014 | 02:30

The site of the proposed new HQ of Anglo Irish Bank
The site of the proposed new HQ of Anglo Irish Bank

THERE are several striking features among the high-profile debtors of Anglo Irish Bank back in the summer of 2012.

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The first feature is the remarkably homogeneous nature of those who owed money to the bank at that period; apart from the religious orders, they are almost all middle-aged men with a base in south Dublin.

The names look like the membership of an expensive golf club. Anybody who is inclined to believe that commercial life here is dominated by a golden circle would find plenty of evidence to back-up their theories.

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