This week in Dublin, three former executives of the now-defunct Anglo Irish Bank went on trial for illegal practices that eventually crashed the economy, leading to an 85 billion euro bailout by the government - aka still-angry taxpayers. Years in the making, the complex trial has drawn over 300 jury volunteers who've been warned they can't serve if they're too peeved to be "fair," even though the banksters weren't. Particularly damning are tape recordings of the executives laughingly...
"I think it is very, very important that the public display of disruption is seen by the public as being in their interests, and that has happened. But if they lose that, that would be very serious."
"This sell-out deal won't bring the country together," said Labour Leader...
"Protest is allowed, and welcome."
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