Monday, December 20, 2010

Learning our Lessons

Letter to the Irish Times, 5 December 2010 (not published)

A chara,

Stephen Collins makes the now standard error of blaming wide swathes of Irish society for our current woes ("Bailout teaches what we should have learned years ago", 4 December). We will be living with the consequences of decisions taken by a reckless minority in this country for many years to come. However, we should be very clear about one thing: this bailout and the concomitant loss of sovereignty, has been precipitated by the actions of private banks - both Irish and others - actions which our present government and it's European 'partners' now expect Irish people to take responsibility for.

Is mise,
Tom McDermott

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