Remembering Patrick Neary

Apart from making you want to drown yourself, or at the very least, pack up and turn off all the lights, the funniest line from Michael Lewis’ Vanity Fair article has to be Colm McCarthy’s description of what people thought when former Central Bank regulator Patrick Neary was wheeled out onto Prime Time on October 2008.

“What happened was that everyone in Ireland had the idea that somewhere in Ireland there was a little wise old man who was in charge of the money, and this was the first time they’d ever seen this little man,” says McCarthy. “And then they saw him and said, Who the fuck was that??? Is that the fucking guy who is in charge of the money??? That’s when everyone panicked.”

Oh god. You have to laugh… if it wasn’t so tragic that is.

You can ready more about this article on vanity fair.

http://www.vanityfair.com/business/features/2011/03/michael-lewis-ireland-201103