Tuesday 6 December 2016

Barroso's comments ignore the reality

Published 21/12/2013 | 02:30

The comments of the President of the European Commission Jose-Manuel Barroso rejecting any further help for Ireland's enormous bank debt come as a slap in the face to the Irish Government and indeed the Irish people.

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It would be difficult to argue with Mr Barroso's contention that the problem in the Irish banks was "one of the biggest problems in the world in terms of banking stability".

But his comments that Europe did not cause the problems for Ireland, Ireland caused the problems for Europe, is surely wrong on a number of counts.

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