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Conor McKeon


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Paul Mannion lifts the Sam Maguire Cup following Dublin's 2020 All-Ireland SFC final win. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Paul Mannion lifts the Sam Maguire Cup following Dublin's 2020 All-Ireland SFC final win. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Dublin footballer James McCarthy at an AIG launch

Dublin footballer James McCarthy at an AIG launch

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Paul Mannion lifts the Sam Maguire Cup following Dublin's 2020 All-Ireland SFC final win. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

In 2008, AIG – having gambled so heavily on collateralised debt obligations – lost $99.2 billion.

Deemed ‘too big to fail’ (a classification that was only removed by US regulators in 2017), they were bailed out by the US government that September.


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