The long fight for a better deal for Ireland

In yet another week of claim and counterclaim regarding Ireland’s economic future, Cliff Taylor outlines our negotiating options

14th May, 2011
The long fight for a better deal for Ireland
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Europe’ s dilemma could hardly be more acute. Its leaders want to save the euro, but domestic political considerations are standing in the way.

The immediate problems, which are being dealt with at this week’s meeting of EU finance ministers, include trying to tie up a deal for Portugal, and working out what to do with Greece.

A cut in the Irish bailout interest rate appears -we are told - to be...

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