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You've got to sand it to Dubai.

Byline: Pat Flanagan

IRELAND has a lot in common with Dubai, well for a start they are both stone broke.

But every cloud has a silver lining - although the people of Galway might not agree as the heavens open above them.

Could we not send the Arabs our surplus water and in return they can ship us sand for our sandbags? OK, it's a crazy idea but is it any madder than the sheikhs building their property empire on sand and our gobshites constructing housing estates on flood plains?
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Dec 11, 2009
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