Tuesday March 31, 2020

Pragmatism lies behind Irish decision to back Lagarde

She has been described as hostile to Ireland, unhelpful and even hawkish in demanding an increase in our corporate tax rate hike in return for fairer EU-IMF interest terms.

28th May, 2011

She has been described as hostile to Ireland, unhelpful and even hawkish in demanding an increase in our corporate tax rate hike in return for fairer EU-IMF interest terms.

But after some initial equivocation by Taoiseach Enda Kenny over the course of 24 hours last week, it finally emerged that the government would indeed be supporting French finance minister Christine Lagarde for the top post at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The 55-year-old former lawyer and...

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