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Paul Allen: How typical of the Irish ... turning on Enda Kenny for telling us the truth

Published 31/01/2012 | 12:07

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the World Economic Forum in Davos
Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the World Economic Forum in Davos

The Irish thrive on blaming others for their woes. We blame the British, the Catholic Church and just about anyone else that saves us from embracing collective responsibility for our own missteps. But it is high time for people to grow up. We claim we want the truth, but it would appear that we can’t handle the truth.

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Enda Kenny is now facing a backlash for telling people something they desperately don’t want to hear yet alone believe — we are all to blame for the economic crisis.



The Taoiseach told a gathering at the World Economic Forum in Davos that the problem with Ireland’s economy was that “people went mad borrowing” in a climate where greed saw the system spiral out of control and ultimately crash.

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