Lessons from social partners
Sir -- I have always been of the opinion that social partnership has helped lead us into the present financial mess that we are in.
However, maybe the bankers and the property developers could take a leaf from this now hopefully defunct relationship. Siptu has paid back more than €300,000 to the HSE, even though it never received the money in the first place. Vintage social partnership or vintage Bertie? If the banks sit tight, somebody might pay back money that's not owed to them.