The devil’s in the detail

As Ireland negotiates the fine print with the EU/ IMF, the terms of the deal will be crucial, not only for Ireland’s future, but for the future of the entire European project

27th November, 2010
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The perfect storm has broken over Ireland.

The combination of the banking collapse and the exchequer deficit has combined with a major crisis threatening the eurozone in which we are, as one senior source put it yesterday ‘‘the lab rat’’.

The result is clear. Decisions are being made about our future in which we will have a limited say - and in some areas, no say at all.

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