Croker deal . . . Anthem . . . Brian Boru . . . Fairytale
As reported in the Irish Independent yesterday: "Mr Andrews said the Government did not want the massive bailout but was forced into it to pay teachers, gardai, nurses and childcare workers."
Everyone knew that €35bn of the €85bn bailout was to save the banks.
Now we know that the rest was to keep the Croke Park Agreement in place and protect public sector pay.