Looking for a deal of destiny

The new government believes it can get a better deal for Ireland from the EU and IMF, but there are a few clear flashpoints that need to be tackled before any new agreement can be reached

12th March, 2011

So are we stuck with the EU/ I MF programme in all its grisly detail? Or is there room for manoeuvre?

There are two aspects to this question.

The first is the much-discussed question of whether we can get a better ‘deal’ in terms of a lower interest rate or some other form of assistance from the EU/IMF or, indeed, the ECB.

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