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Economic cost of independence

Published 05/10/2010 | 08:23

MICHAEL McDowell is no economist and neither was Michael Collins.

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After the Treaty, on taking over what later became Collins Barracks, he left the British general waiting 10 minutes.

The general said: "You kept us waiting 10 minutes.'' Collins replied: "We were waiting 800 years.''

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