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The real political economy of Ireland

Neil Dooley

Contrary to official EU claims, Ireland tells a cautionary tale, undeserving of its current poster-child status As Greece has been gradually and then suddenly disintegrating, the European Union has recruited Ireland as its pin-up for austerity.  Patronising images of Greece as the eurozone’s impetulant child are communicated by European political figures with ever diminishing subtlety.  In contrast, Ireland is held … Continue reading

2 September 2015 by
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