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Contrary to the impression you might take from news reports, we are living in a golden age of Irish financial management. Ireland’s people are not starving to death. This is a huge improvement on British rule, and a considerable advance on previous Fianna Fáil administrations. But let us not grow complacent. Ireland holds elections in 2011; here’s some advice for the next government.
First, remember most Irish aren’t that interested in money; we’re not grasping, we’re…
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