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What would happen if Ireland left the Euro?


Emmett O’Connell – The Consequences of Monetary Union (1972); The Economist – Coming In From The Cold, Lessons from Iceland: … the extra cost to a country of not standing by its banks can be surprisingly small… the benefits to … 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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Christopher Quigley: “the only real option left… currency devaluation”


From Irish Central – Why Ireland should join dollar or sterling currency now; Euro is set to self-destruct in the very near future: … there are now in effect seven levels to Ireland’s financial fiasco: insolvent property development lending; unsustainable … Continue reading

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