Friday 9 December 2016

Unfortunately, Ireland needs leadership not to be found in Dáil

Published 29/10/2016 | 02:30

Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrives to the EU summit in Brussels last week Photo: Olivier Matthys/AP
Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrives to the EU summit in Brussels last week Photo: Olivier Matthys/AP

I thank Mr A Leavy for his response to my letter. I can assure him, I am very much aware of the recent, and past history of Ireland. In particular, I am more than aware of the causes of the faux Celtic Tiger, and the tragically real effects of its aftermath.

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I observed its progress with fear and foreboding, to the extent of rescuing a friend of mine in the West of Ireland from its trap. In 2007, he was about to borrow €2m to invest in his business, until I outlined the financial events about to unfold.

In 2007, the finances of the Irish government were in a sound condition; they were warned by international wealth management institutions of the impending financial implosion in some Irish financial institutions; the government choose to ignore the warning.

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