Say it in plain German

  by Seán Whelan, Economics Correspondent Back in the early part of the last decade, Peer Steinbruck was prime minister of NorthRhein-Westphalia.  He visited Dublin in an official capacity, as part of a roadshow, touting NRW state bonds to investors among the various companies based in the IFSC. A few years later he was federal finance minister, and had to pick up the pieces when one of those IFSC companies, DEPFA bank, went into meltdown, costing the German taxpayer billions.  …