Thursday 22 March 2018

Colum Kenny: No amount of 'good news' stories will lift this burden

Rather than shoot the messenger, it's time to tackle those responsible for this mess, says Colum Kenny

It was a grouchy, petulant comment. But if you still do not understand how we ended up with our banks running amok, and weak financial regulation, then listen to what Taoiseach Brian Cowen said last week.

He yearns for the days, not long ago, when people were "on message" about the Celtic boom. Tame regulation and tame commentators.

He was reacting to reports that Ireland's credit rating had again slipped. Cowen did not lash those who got us here. Instead, he had a go at the media. "We have enough of this pervasive negativity all the time," he complained.

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