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“A Federation for the Eurozone and a Confederation for the rest of the EU”


(Note: The following replaces & corrects earlier version of 7/May) TWO TREATIES FOR THE EUROZONE AND AN AMENDMENT TO  ONE OF THE EU TREATIES  – ALL RELATED TO EACH  OTHER! Reply to Dr Gavin Barrett, Senior Lecturer in European Law, … Continue reading

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Reply to Dr Gavin Barrett’s article on the Fiscal Treaty referendum in last Friday’s Irish Times


By Anthony Coughlan, Director, The National Platform EU Research and Information Centre “The Member States whose currency is the euro may establish a stability mechanism to be activated if indispensable to safeguard the stability of the euro area as a … Continue reading

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Desmond Greaves Summer School: “Economist sees Irish echoes of US crisis” – Irish Times


From The Irish Times – Economist sees Irish echoes of US crisis: “The closest decade to this one as far as real growth in gross domestic product was the 1930s. There was 1.3 per cent growth per year then, and … Continue reading

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The Crisis of the Euro: “Apart from that, Mrs Lincoln, did you enjoy the play?” (Anthony Coughlan)


“The member states whose currency is the euro may establish a stability mechanism to be activated if indispensable to safeguard the stability of the euro area as a whole. The granting of any required financial assistance under the mechanism will … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Irish Debacle – the Republic’s path to subordination to the ECB, EU Commission and IMF Troika (Anthony Coughlan)


Future historians will surely see Ireland’s joining the Eurozone in 1999 and abolishing its national currency to adopt the euro as the worst policy mistake ever made by the Irish State. It was an act of gross irresponsibility on the … Continue reading

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Quotable Quotes: “Euro-Realism”


Ireland needs to articulate the Euro-realism of the great majority of Irish people in a much more coherent way than has happened heretofore… Michael McDowell, Sunday Independent (2011) A Eurorealist’s Frequently-Asked Questions about the EU… Anthony Coughlan / National Platform … Continue reading

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Irish Times / National Platform response to Garret Fitzgerald: Dominating Role of Larger EU States


The Irish Times – Friday, March 4, 2011 (letters) Madam, – Dr Garret FitzGerald (Opinion, February 12th) shows concern that moving away from the so-called “community method” of making EU laws towards a more “inter-governmental” approach may open the way … Continue reading

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National Platform: the Power-Hungry EU


From Anthony Coughlan – The Power-Hungry EU: The EU/IMF loan – better called a “stitch-up” rather than a “bail-out”! – that was pushed on the Irish Government by the European Central Bank last November puts Ireland in a weak position … Continue reading

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Thursday February 3: Ireland Institute debate – ‘Ireland in Crisis: Challenging the Consensus’


Via Cedar Lounge – @The Ireland Institute: Anthony Coughlan and Sinéad Kennedy to debate the Irish economic, social, and political crisis Important debate on ‘Ireland in Crisis: Challenging the Consensus’ Thursday, 3 February, 8.00pm, at the Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse … Continue reading

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