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Lenihan sold out a whole generation of young Irishmen and women, gave their future jobs and tax monies to his friends in banking and real estate, presented it to Brussels as a fait accompli (not sure they would have refused though), and then conveniently died.

He is not regretted.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Sun Jun 19th, 2011 at 09:34:26 AM EST
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The real estate guys are mostly fucked. Well, what passes for being fucked for rich people. But most of them aren't really very rich any more. Really. They're currently scrabbling to hold on to the couple of millions they have in the wife's name and avoid bankruptcy.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Sun Jun 19th, 2011 at 09:38:24 AM EST
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