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Irish Economy blog – Exam Question: “Discuss the similarities and differences between the Romanian case and the current Irish situation”


“Brian & Bertie got to go home”? Phillip Lane – Debt Repayment and Ceausescu Advertisements

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UPDATE: Epic FFail! 24 hours is a long time in politics…


Via NewsDaily.com, from Reuters – Government’s death knell a joyous sound for Irish voters: ‘“We need to hurt them,” said Bernadette, a mother of four and owner of a wine importing business that has cut its staff to three from … Continue reading

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Niall O’Dowd: “Fianna Fail have been in power for 22 of the last 24 years and have assumed a right to rule that is not dissimilar to the divine right of kings”


From Irish Central – Election disaster looms for Fianna Fail after Prime Minister Brian Cowen blunders badly: When the wheels start falling off a political bandwagon they tend to all come loose together. Such has been the experience of snake-bitten … Continue reading

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Telegraph: Banker’s Bailout is Irish Debt Servitude


Decent Brit Alert: Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, International Business Editor of the Telegraph, London, writes: Stripped to its essentials, the €85bn package imposed on Ireland by the Eurogroup and the European Central Bank is a bail-out for improvident British, German, Dutch, and … Continue reading

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The Yes Men


To all those who voted “Yes” to the Lisbon Treaty: How is that “Jobs, Investment, and Recovery” working out for you? Feeling better, altogether? Answers on a polling card, please, to the following…

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