The Elysian Tower in Cork in many ways symbolises the rise and fall of the Celtic Tiger and now, potentially, the developers behind the landmark project.


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BRIAN Purcell has taken a bullet for the State twice in his career. Once, when he was near the bottom of the pile, as a young official in the Department of Social Welfare, he refused payment to an applicant for the dole. That claimant was the notorious Dublin gangster, The General. Purcell was kneecapped for his troubles.

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