I saw a cheater: the Irish moral zeitgeist

This thread on boards.ie gives an insight into the minds of students sitting Irish state exams at the moment.

I can see that the Internet and availability of information about how to cheat and the likelihood of not getting caught is going to mean that state examining boards will have to be seen to come down a lot more heavily with the rules in future.

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Why banking costs so much

A lot of people wonder, particularly in Ireland: how come the banks make so much money. The question really should be asked: why don’t the banks make far more money than they do? After all, they’re collecting a spread on the interest for all the borrowing in the economy and they’re collecting some sort of transaction fee on every transaction larger than a few hundred euros? Anyway, on to my tale of woe.
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