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Let's take fruits of our hard labours

My young son asked me last night if money does not grow on trees then why do banks have so many branches? I said: "Son, not any more; the people from the IMF/ECB came in and pruned those branches."

When the rotten apples began falling from the tree, new seeds were being planted by the people of Ireland. These may take four years to grow but then we will have much stronger branches and much riper fruit.

Only the good people of Ireland will get to pick the golden fruit, bad apples that fall from the tree will be fed to the pigs -- there will be no golden fruit for them next time round.

Kathleen Ryan
Springfield, Tallaght, Dublin

Irish Independent