Monday 23 October 2017

Shane Coleman: Now that they're gone: what did the Troika ever do for us?

Shane Coleman

Shane Coleman

SO farewell to the troika. After completing its 12th review, the ECB, the European Commission and the IMF have flown off into the sunset.

The bailout agreement formally ends on December 15. However, if Enda Kenny thinks making history on that date will be enough to guarantee him re-election, he would do well to remember the fate of Albert Reynolds.

By coincidence, December 15 was also the date, 20 years ago, that Reynolds and John Major issued their Downing Street Declaration. It led directly eight months later to the IRA ceasefire.

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