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Gilmore: Ireland could apply to IMF if we reject the treaty


Via Politics.ie: Gilmore: Ireland could apply to IMF for money even if treaty rejected | BreakingNews.ie Tánaiste: Ireland could apply for second bailout with No vote – Newstalk.ie Advertisements

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EU, IMF, Brendan Howlin, demand €10.5 billion slashed from budget


Ministers have been ordered to identify potential spending cuts worth €10½ billion from their departmental budgets, including reductions in staff numbers and social welfare in a three-year plan being prepared on foot of demands from the EU and IMF. And … Continue reading

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“It’s as if Finance has become the new mode of warfare… Neofeudalism – that’s what the European Central Bank is all about” – Michael Hudson


IMF the Economic Hangman “It’s as if Finance has become the new mode of warfare” Michael on the Keiser Report, discussing the role of finance in the EU debt crisis. How does Wall St and the IMF fit into the … 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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“ECB must share some of blame in Irish debt crisis”: Irish Independent


From Gary O’Callaghan – “Professor of Economics at Dubrovnik International University… a member of the staff of the IMF and acts as an adviser to various governments” – ECB must share some of blame in Irish debt crisis: In preparing … Continue reading

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Guest Post: EU “solidarity” that can only make our bad situation even worse


Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, along comes a new piece of EU “solidarity” that can only make our bad situation even worse. The Tánaiste, Éamon Gilmore, has admitted that Ireland will be required to pay approximately … Continue reading

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Irish Times – Stiglitz, Cragg: “ECB-IMF deal is a noose that will strangle economic recovery”


From Michael Cragg and Joseph Stiglitz @ the Irish Times – ECB-IMF deal is a noose that will strangle economic recovery: In effect, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and European Central Bank (ECB) are asking ordinary Irish workers and citizens … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Economic Crisis in Iceland – “IMF Medicine” is not the Solution


Prof. Michael Hudson is a frequent contributor to Global Research. Will Iceland Vote “No” on April 9, or commit financial suicide? A year ago, in March 2010, Iceland’s economy was so small that it did not warrant much attention when … Continue reading

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ECB/IMF Mission Statement: “To Serve Man”


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Energy: Oil, Agriculture, Food, Commodities & Cost of Living (2) – Wars & Rumours of War


The Tehran Times – High food prices to stay – IMF: World food prices are likely to persist, as it will take years for supply growth to respond to growing global demand, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Thursday. Going … Continue reading

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Election Update (28 February, 11:30am)


Irish American Information Service – “a good government requires a good opposition” – Adams Niall O’Dowd – All changed utterly in Ireland after this utterly dramatic election Eamonn Mallie – Why Unionism and the SDLP are now on alert in … Continue reading

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The IMF: if you liked what it did for Libya, Tunisia & Bahrain, wait until you see what it will do for us!


Via Exiled Online / Ames-Levine List:   New York Times – I.M.F. Reviews Praised Libya, Egypt and Other Nations: Less than two weeks ago, the International Monetary Fund’s executive board, its highest authority, assessed a North African country’s economy and … Continue reading

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Leo Varadkar versus the World (4): the… EU & the IMF?


Varadkar, please call your office.From the Guardian – European Union talks on Greek debt as IMF flies in; Plans to buy back Greek debt at a discount ‘seriously considered’: The European Union is engaged in frantic behind the scenes talks … Continue reading

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More “Economic Illiterates” versus Varadkar… Roubini & ex-IMF man call for “burden sharing”, compare government to “Ceausescu-era Romania”


Via Irish Economy blog … (Shhhh! No one tell this to Leo Voldemort and his fellow corporate-drones in Fine Gael!); from the ultra-republican Irish Times comes the news from the ultra-leftist international money-manager, Nouriel Roubini – Burden of bank debt … Continue reading

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George Soros: New Irish Government Bound to Repudiate Socialised Losses of Private Banks


Via Newswhip.ie, international financier George Soros – the man who bet against the Bank of England, and won – writes in the Financial Times (with the counter-intuitive title – but read the whole thing…) – Europe should rescue banks before … Continue reading

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Sinn Féin forced Government’s hand on IMF/EU sell-out deal


Sinn Féin Dáil Leader Caoimhghin Ó Caoláin has said that the announcement that the Government has now agreed to put the IMF/EU deal to a Dáil vote, is a direct result of Sinn Féin’s threat of legal action on the … Continue reading

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B-DAY (Prenounced “Bidet”) – Phoenix Magazine: Reject ‘This Economic Death Warrant’


From Goldhawk at Phoenix Magazine, December 3, 2010, pp.3-4 – The National Interest: Why this Budget Must Be Defeated (subscription required – or just buy it in your newsagent): This economic death warrant planned by the government now faces the … Continue reading

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Video: Economic Hitmen


Via Irish Central’s The Keane Edge’s Brendan Patrick Keane on the Celtic Tiger. This clip neatly summarises the global process of the “Economic Hitmen” who have just been sent to Ireland – and who have set Ireland up. Irish politicians … Continue reading

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David McWilliams: Debt-for-Equity, not IMF Madness


From David McWilliams – Pouring More Cash Down Banking Black Hole Is Theft: There is no hope of Ireland ever being able to repay this amount. Nominally, if there is a large growth of inflation in the European and Irish … Continue reading

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Mike “Mish” Shedlock: Vote Bums Out & Tell EU, IMF to Go to Hell


From Mike “Mish” Shedlock, in his Global Economic Analysis blog entry – and very apt cartoon – To Ireland with Love – “IMF’s Trojan Horse Gift to Ireland – I believe we have all heard the story and know how … Continue reading

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People’s Movement: Loss of Sovereignty & Crocodile Tears


From Peoples’ News: News digest of the Peoples’ Movement, No.38, Nov. 24, 2010: Loss of sovereignty ALL the crocodile tears being shed for the current episode of “sovereignty loss” would be a bit less nauseating if they were accompanied by … Continue reading

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Mike “Mish” Shedlock: IMF will screw citizens, bail out bondholders


From Mike “Mish” Shedlock at Global Economic Analysis: Can the IMF “Help” Anyone? …”help” goes to the creditor nations who would otherwise bear the risk of a default by the debtors… …the IMF will not help Ireland. Instead, the IMF … Continue reading

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John Doody – After Much Thought, The Government Has Decided To Rebrand


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