14/11/2012

Why Irish Bankers Can Get Their Noses In The Million Euro Trough. While The Rest Of Ireland Struggles

Eamon MacCobb writes from Dublin: There I am, gnashing a venison sausage in the best lunchtime eatery in the whole of Ireland

The Winding Stairs, overlooking the Liffey by the beautiful diddy Ha’penny Bridge. The setting is perfect and the people wonderfully less than that. Finance Minister Michael Noonan has signed off yet another half a million euro pay package for yet another executive, cashing in on the job bonanza at the failed Irish banking system.
  He even names the lucky fellow who has trousered 500,000 euros of public money: Kevin Blake. There are now, so he says there are now 76 similar pay cheques going out to former officials at bailed out banks in this place.  

 
By the end of this year, the Irish people will have handed over 64 billion euros to the failed banks. A six figure pay packet would be a welcome thing would it not? Just look around at this place. Used to be a great second hand bookshop, then it was going to the wall. A bunch of Trinity College students raised some cash to save it. They did. It was entrepreneurship. A post made earlier today over on Stirring Trouble Internationally - A humorous take on news and current affairs.  
 
Irish Hiking Scarf
Irish Hiking Scarf (Photo credit: dinahmite)
    

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