Ireland Enters Season of Turmoil: Part II

McDowell, Daragh
February 2011
World Politics Review (19446284);2/8/2011, p3
The article examines the European Central Bank (ECB))/International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout of Ireland and the failure of the government of Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen in 2010. It discusses the collapse of Ireland's property market and increase in interest rates on government bonds that force the government to apply for a bailout. It mentions that the Ireland crisis has been of vital interest to the European Union (EU) due to Ireland's bondholders.


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