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Eilis O'Hanlon: Clearly, class is the fear that dare not speak its name

WHEN Brian Murphy was brutally killed in an assault outside Annabel's nightclub in Dublin more than 10 years ago, the media played the class card harder than any poker player with a pair of aces.

The story had it all -- middle- class rugger-playing types, fee-paying schools, fancy south Dublin addresses -- and the headlines ('Kicked To Death By Posh Schoolboys') reflected it.

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