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Stephen Donnelly: Here's why the €64bn is ours for the asking

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Representatives of the Troika, from right, Ajai Chopra from the IMF, Istvan Szekely of the EU, and Klaus Masuch from the ECB

Representatives of the Troika, from right, Ajai Chopra from the IMF, Istvan Szekely of the EU, and Klaus Masuch from the ECB

Representatives of the Troika, from right, Ajai Chopra from the IMF, Istvan Szekely of the EU, and Klaus Masuch from the ECB

Ireland was never bailed out. But it was the ECB's middle man, saving Europe from banking contagion. Guess how we were rewarded, says Stephen Donnelly

LAST week the president of the European Parliament was invited to speak to the Dail. I took the opportunity to ask him to take one message back to the mainland: Ireland did not get a bailout, and we are not looking for a bailout -- but we do need our €64bn back.


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