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Good times are only just beginning down at the Four Courts

THE sun may have shone, but it seemed the grey clouds of recession weighed heavily over Ireland as thousands of angry pensioners marched on Leinster House last Wednesday. As they jeered the Government for cutting their medical cards, heady tales from a more prosperous era were vividly recalled in a corner of the Commercial Court in Dublin.

There were deals in fashionable London restaurants, a private plane to whisk entrepreneurs to meetings, and insights aplenty into the then apparently unstoppable property boom.

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