Saturday 10 December 2016

Legislate and punish the guilty

Published 06/03/2011 | 05:00

Sir -- The evisceration of the Fianna Fail party is simply not enough. We owe it to ourselves and our future, invested as it is in large measure in our children, to punish those responsible inside the body politic for the annihilation of our economy.

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The crime of economic treason dates back to the French Revolution where it was exacted against the Ancien Regime in ways alien to our civilised sensibilities. The idea, therefore, as a law is hardly new.

In April 2010, Eamon Gilmore in the Dail accused Brian Cowen of having committed economic treason in relation to the September 30 bank guarantee.

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