I expect adult Irish voters to pay the price of their profligacy and irresponsibility. All that "growth" we experienced over the last ten years was the frontloading of asset and consumer spending at the expense of future generations. It was obvious to me as it was happening. It should have been obvious to others as well. But somehow average Irish people chose to ignore the reality under their noses and go along with the charade. Now the game is up, and it's time to pay the bill.You apparently expect widows and orphans in this country to pick up the tab for the stockmarket losses of investors. Every investor knows the phrase ''Caveat Emptor'' and losing your investment is a hazard of the profession. Expecting to be bailed out by widows and orphans because your investment failed is ludicrous. I'd no more expect bonds from Enron to be guaranteed by the USA than bonds from AIB/Anglo/Boi etc to be guaranteed by the Irish State.
As to widows and orphans, unfortunately it will probably be the weakest who suffer the most. But, hey, that's not my fault Fionn. I never voted FF.
Notwithstanding this, I should put it on the record that I hope the new government revisits Lenihan/FF's sell-out of the Irish people for Anglo and INBS and makes it clear to the EU that their losses must accrue to bondholders. Hence my OP.