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Something Rotten Paperback – 1 Sep 2006
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About the Author
Simon Carswell is News Editor of the Sunday Business Post.
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That, in the years leading up to 2007/8 the Irish authorities experienced and should have taken lessons from the plethora of financial disasters reported in this book, seems to have been totally disregarded as yet another and many times more toxic financial crisis raged through the Irish Banking System that given just a modicum of commonsense and due diligence could and should have been avoidable or at least much less severe.
The book opens with that financial buccaneer Ken Bates (of the Chelsea FC and Leeds United fame)owning the Irish Trust Bank which he successfully steered into bankruptcy leaving 1200 depositors with the loss of their savings. Other financial ineptitudes, scams and downright rip-offs include the Private Motorists Provident Society, the Insurance Company of Ireland, the Irish Permanent Building Society, Ansbacher, Irish National Bank, AIB and foreign exchange transactions.Read more ›