I'm surprised that a thread hasn't been started on this earlier. Alan Dukes, former Fine Gael finance minister and TD and current chairman of Anglo-Irish Bank is quoted in today's Irish Times as having called for a second "bad bank" to deal with distressed loans at the banks that are not moving into NAMA.
Dukes suggests second 'bad bank' - The Irish Times - Thu, Oct 28, 2010
Mr. Dukes seems more perturbed with the state of "distressed" loans than the hundreds of thousands of distressed citizens in this country and has on numerous occasions called for a wider range of cuts in public services, the immediate introduction of water charges and cuts in social expenditure.
Incidentally did we ever find out if Dukes gave up his Dáil and ministerial pensions? He was quite adamant that he would not give these up despite a lot of pressure at the time.