The sad tale of Europe’s infatuation with a feckless single currency

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Elaine Byrne

24th June, 2018
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Ashoka Mody (left) and Ajai Chopra are interviewed outside the Department of Finance by TV3 reporter Jerome Hughes on their way to discuss the possibility of Ireland receiving ‘tens of billions’ of euro as part of an EU/IMF emergency loan in 2010. Rollingnews

Euro Tragedy: A Drama in Nine Acts By Ashoka Mody Oxford University Press, €27

Ashoka Mody is fond of pouring cold water on established narratives about the European project.

In Euro Tragedy: A Drama in Nine Acts, the former IMF bailout chief in Ireland casts his critical eye in chronological order, over the period from the 1950s to 2017. The title of the final chapter of the Princeton professor’s new book, ‘The Final Act: A...

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