Sunday, May 31, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Frankie Goes to Mountjoy

The former government press secretary Frank Dunlop was today jailed for two years and fined €30,000 for corruption after bribing councillors to re-zone land around Dublin for lucrative development deals.
Judge Frank O’Donnell said the public interest required a custodial sentence for Dunlop but he suspended the final six months of the jail term.
Dunlop (62) kissed his wife and hugged his daughter before being led away from Dublin Central Criminal Court by prison officers, and is expected to be taken to Mountjoy later today.

The Irish Times

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Patient Zero

Some call him Patient Zero: the virus that infected the world financial system was transmitted from a genteel square near Harrods. If you wait patiently in Knights-bridge you will see him, and he appears not to be a risk-taking type. He puts on his red crash helmet and cycles greenly off across the city, politely declining to comment on global calamities. This does not look like a person waiting at the curtains for the arrival of the FBI.

Can one man in London really be to blame for the collapse of capitalism?

The Sunday Times

Friday, May 15, 2009

Road to Ruin

Here is a story of a very intelligent guy getting caught up in this mess

New York Times

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cowen Gate