Ireland is in the throes of a massive economic crisis - spiraling unemployment , a broken banking system, a property crash - a millstone of debt, both personal and state, around out necks for at least 15 years to come.
We are where we are ... indeed... but how did we get here ?
Who got us here ?
Who should have stopped us ending up here ?
Earlier this week we'd a poll on which group was to blame, almost 500 readers voted and the results were damning for politicians, with 53% blaming them above all else.
So which politician is most to blame ?
- Bertie Ahern
- Brian Cowen
- Mary Harney
- John Gormley
- Brian Lenihan
- Charlie McCreevy
- Michael McDowell
- Enda Kenny
- Pat Rabbitte/Eamon Gilmore
- Some Other Politician
- Politicians aren't much to blame
The above list is sorted A-Z and comprised of the Taoisigh , major party leaders and Ministers for Finance for the period 2002 onwards. I'll total up the results by party when the poll closes.
So who is to blame and why ?