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UPDATE: “Deutschebank Uber Alles: Germany Imposes VAT Tithe On Ireland” (ExiledOnline.com)


Via ExiledOnline.com: Reuters – Exclusive; Ireland to raise VAT in December budget: Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said he will not reveal the exact measures until he presents the budget on December 6.However, according to a document presented to the … Continue reading

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Was the protection of Ireland’s oligarchs the cause of its financial disaster? (PoliticalWorld.org)


Did JP McManus, other Irish oligarchs, influence 2008 blanket guarantee decision? By “Bokonon” @ PoliticalWorld.org The Irish Central Bank’s independent report into the banking guarantee excoriated the government’s inclusion of Anglo Irish Bank and existing/subordinated bondholders in the blanket guarantee … Continue reading

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“it’s now about ‘controlling the narrative’… the Titanic is not for turning” – Gerry Adams


From Gerry Adams – Controlling the ‘narrative’: Today ‘spin’ has given way to a new description. According to one journalist I listened to on RTE it’s now about ‘controlling the narrative’. A nice turn of phrase but the goal is … Continue reading

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Colm McCarthy: “ECB is leading Ireland and the eurozone to disaster”


From the Irish Independent – ECB is leading Ireland and the eurozone to disaster; Moralising lectures about fiscal policy and austerity will not resolve the European banking crisis: The EU Commission and the ECB seem to believe that further budgetary … Continue reading

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


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