Housing hell and hospital crisis are the result of politics


Yes, those were mugs, the people who bought Eircom stock in 1999 – some of which appeared in a RTÉ One documentary last week. But before you laugh too hard at them, it’s worth noting that the same forces that ridiculed them are feverishly at work behind the current real estate debacle.

And today – as during the Eircom codology – politicians have chosen their side. You will find them now as we found them in 1999 – smiling affectionately at the rich and the cunning, as they quietly bring in the money.

Someone said in the Eircom documentary that if you didn’t buy Eircom shares, by getting a certain winner, “there was something wrong with you”.

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