Posts By Joanne Spain

A Good Friday – For The Banks

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On Tuesday, 30 March 2010, Brian Lenihan – Minister for Finance in a state with a €20 billion deficit and almost 450,000 people unemployed – stood before the Dáil and announced that over the next number…

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A Greek Tragedy

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“All euro area members must conduct sound national policies in line with the agreed rules”. This was the opening line in a statement from EU heads of government made in Brussels on 11 February. The…

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