The Minister for Hardship

I understand that this clip is a send-up of former Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave, but it’s got a bit of currency left, hasn’t it?

(Hat tip: Padraig Reidy)

In other news, Duncan has three questions which partly boil down into one big one: Is Ireland really the place to adopt the mantra that ‘the markets have failed – we need more markets’?

And Charlie McMenemin (no mean blogger himself) has some very pertinent questions in Duncan’s comment thread about how recent Irish homeowners will respond to the massive negative equity that they find themselves in. All worth a look.

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