Pat Leahy: Did the troika save us or screw us?

It’s still the most important question in Irish politics, and it will come to define Irish society for the next decade

25th January, 2015

Our old friends from the troika were in town last week, taking part in a conference which reflected on the experience of the Irish bailout. The comments of Christine Lagarde, the IMF’s aquiline chief, were much reported, but really, the debate about the bailout is very much an Irish – and ongoing – affair.

Did they save us or did they screw us? It is still one of the great dividing lines of...

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