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Published 04/11/2010 | 05:00

IT IS a slow day in a dusty little Irish town. The rain is beating down and the streets are deserted.

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Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.

On this particular day a rich tourist is driving through the town, stops at the local hotel and lays a €100 note on the desk, telling the hotel owner he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night.

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