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Dublin gets its house in order as bell tolls for “The Double Irish”

MADRID | By Sean Duffy | The Irish Government presented its budget on Tuesday, keen to present the announcement of its projections for the year 2015 as the successful consequence of prudent fiscal planning. Critics have pointed out that it is much of the same, yet with the economic picture improving, the Government has sought to offer a respite from austerity, whilst also attempting to address the outstanding concerns of its international partners.


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Ireland: Exit into the Unknown

LONDON | By   at The Guardian via Presseurop | After three years of public sector spending cuts, Ireland looks set to exit the EU-ECB-IMF bailout programme on December 15, but at what cost? The country remains mired in depression and the economy is now hollowed out. (Illustration: “Informal Meeting of ECOFIN Ministers in Dublin” by Eoin Kelleher).