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Representatives of Irish banks managed to get themselves on both BBC Radio 4 and Radio 5 talking about htis and "jokily" promoting the idea that UK citizens should move their money to Irish banks. I was amazed at how readily the BBC allowed this promotion and..well advertising really...to take place as "News".

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Oct 1st, 2008 at 10:35:11 AM EST
They really are taunting the Commission's Competition authorities... Which luckily is not Irish (McCreevy: Internal Market) but Dutch (Neelie Kroes). And she tends to get into conflicts with McCreepy on a regular basis, oddly enough.

A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Oct 1st, 2008 at 10:57:16 AM EST
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