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Ireland is Breaking

November 10, 2010

Ireland’s been having to deal with a serious banking crisis which won’t go away.  However, things just got worse for Ireland:  this week Ireland’s debt hit a level that has spooked investors into predicting that Ireland will be the next euro zone nation to require a bailout. Two years of government bailouts have merely broken [...]

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The Problem with the “PIIGS”

February 15, 2010

If you haven’t heard about the acronym “PIIGS” yet, I’ll let you in on it:  PIIGS stands for Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain — countries in the European Union on the verge of economic collapse.  Of the five nations in trouble, Greece is the closest to collapse and the youth in the streets have [...]

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Ireland Gets Screwed at World Cup Qualifier

November 18, 2009

You may not know much about soccer, but one thing I think we all know is that you’re not supposed to touch to ball with your hands, unless you’re the goalie. Here’s what happened to Ireland today in their qualifying match against France: Not cool… ou pas bon! (pardon my French)

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EU Constitution Rejected Yet Again

June 15, 2008

Kudos to Ireland for rejecting the EU Constitution in Thursday’s referendum.  Although the rejected document was actually titled the “Lisbon Treaty,” voters realized that it was nothing more than the previously-rejected Constitution under a different name.  How do we know this?  Angela Merkel admitted it last year. The main question on everyone’s mind at this [...]

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Ireland Says No to Latest EU Treaty

June 15, 2008

In a stunning defeat for proponents of the latest take on a future European Union Treaty, Irish voters rejected the Lisbon Treaty in a referendum Thursday, which has sent shockwaves throughout the continent and may derail this latest effort at union. While other nations have ratified this treaty, Ireland was the only country thus far that has [...]

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