Tuesday 17 January 2017

Let's seize assets of financial terrorists

Published 19/10/2010 | 05:00

As a long-standing politics watcher, I was recently reminded of one of the most potent political memories of my youth.

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In 1984, I listened intently as RTE reported that the government had "guillotined emergency legislation to allow it to sequester the assets of the British National Union of Mineworkers, held in AIB, Dublin".

What the heck is guillotined and sequestered, I asked myself? The dictionary was called into action.

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