The Irish Times reports today that Taoiseach Enda Kenny is "appalled" at former AIB fat-cat Colm Doherty getting a €3,000,000 "remuneration package" after being sacked by the Minister for Finance. Along with almost everybody in Ireland, I too am appalled at this blatant "fuck you" attitude from Doherty and his banking cronies whose whole ethos seem to be that they should line their own pockets at everyone else's expense. Not for one moment did this bollix, and his banker buddies think of our country when they signed up to this "package". For Fuck Sake - can you for one moment think of your country before your own wallet? The rest of us have to - why not you?
|The face of a traitor?|
(from Business & Leadership web site).
My voice is tiny - but I shout from my own roof-top that this man is a traitor. He, and his ilk, have betrayed Ireland - he should be ashamed of himself. Colm Doherty is about my age (I believe he is 52). I never met him and don't know him. But he is retired now with the cushion of "loads a money" - he can look forward to many years of financial comfort for his few days as AIB CEO. The rest of us have to work for a living.
Colm Doherty should not accept this outrageous payment. If he has any sense of honour, he would go on the record as having rejected this payment - therefore restoring his honour and placating the vast majority of Irish people who are rightly outraged at this "remuneration package". Such an honourable stance may even get him another job.
The choice is: be a pariah with €3,000,000 in your pocket, or be an honourable citizen with the respect of you compatriots. You choose - over to you.