Euro Crisis: Exactly how naive has Ireland been?

The latest noises coming from Frankfurt and Brussels strongly suggest that, despite all the 'good behaviour', Ireland is unlikely to get a break on its massive debt, writes Richard Curran.

29th September, 2012
Four years of financial torture have followed the state bank guarantee.

Four years of financial torture have followed the state bank guarantee, which was signed on this very night four years ago - a night that will go down in infamy in many Irish people's minds. It seems that, every time Ireland gets a break from its EU partners on dealing with some of its consequences, the door subsequently gets slammed in our faces once again.

At every turn since 2008, Ireland appears to have been...

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