Tuesday 16 January 2018

The cavalier attitudes that confirmed everybody's worst fears

After a week of the country's reputation being dragged through the mire, the President Michael D Higgins read the mood of the nation perfectly.

The President stepped up to say the bank executives heard on the Anglo Tapes were the "voices from the past" who do not reflect our core values as a nation.

"These are not the voices of the people of Ireland and the attitudes they reveal are not shared by the people of Ireland and the behaviour they reflect are not characteristic of the people of Ireland," he said a week after the publication and broadcast of the first of what became known as the Anglo Tapes.

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