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  • Democracy and Economics

    March 31, 2009 @ 10:02 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The reason Ireland’s credit-rating has gone down is largely to do with the guarantee to the banks and the fact that we really couldn’t meet the debt if they all collapsed at once. That’s my reading of what the analyst from the Standard & Poor’s ratings agency said on radio this morning. (more…)

  • Teutonic Knights on White Chargers Rescue Celtic Tigress

    March 20, 2009 @ 10:28 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    If Ireland finally goes hopelessly, completely broke, will somebody come the rescue and who will it be? An article in a leading international publication this week suggests that the Germans will be our saviours. (more…)

  • Is Ireland ready for capitalism?

    December 22, 2008 @ 12:20 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Just when it seemed things could hardly get any worse, it is revealed that the head of Anglo Irish Bank has been playing hide and seek with major loans he had taken out from his own institution. (more…)

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