Fintan O'Toole

Stories by Fintan O'Toole

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    How the Irish Keep Their Cool

    You know times are bad whenyou can overhear elderly ladies on the bus using phrases like “the current budget deficit,” as I did recently, on a pleasant autumn morning in Dublin. You know times are really bad when one of them just about knows the figure: “Oh, God, it’s 30 percent or something.”