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Let's party

* With the sky falling in, David Drumm, Seanie's anointed successor, told his staff at Anglo: let's party in 2008.

And so the bank spent €53,000 on hampers and wine for clients and €24,000, bringing customers and their children to the annual Christmas panto in the Gaiety.

The previous year, Anglo spent €272,000 on Christmas staff parties in Dublin, London and Boston and €229,000 on three Christmas parties for clients, in addition to €87,000 on hampers and wine for customers.

The Irish taxpayer has subsequently spent €63bn bailing out the banks.

That's some party.

GW Abraham

Enniscorthy, Co Wexford