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Zero sum game

I WONDER if the real reason the Government can’t publish a figure for the cost of the Anglo Irish Bank bailout is because their calculator can only display 12 zeros at a time or perhaps there simply isn’t a name for a number that big?

Joe O’Callaghan Jr

Main Street



Co Cork


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