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Showing some backbone

I HEARD only one voice in the wilderness asking for the extradition of David Drumm from the USA to Ireland so he can be questioned about alleged discrepancies in Anglo Irish Bank when he was in charge.

Deputy Michael McGrath has made that request, and the sound of silence coming from other politicians, making similar requests is deafening. What are they afraid of? Are they worried the man might take to blowing whistles? At least there is one TD in town that has some backbone and echoes the feelings of all the people who lost money and have been burdened with huge tax hikes in the last two years because of Anglo Irish.

Jack O’Sullivan

Passage West

Co Cork


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