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2 July 2009 Edition

Disastrous government policies highlighted again

2 July 2009

FOR over a decade successive Fianna Fáil-led governments were warned against making the Irish economy over reliant on consumption and construction. The IMF is just the latest in a long list of economists and organisations to highlight this. Finance Minister Brian Lenihan has a cheek to suggest, as he did in recent days, that no opposition parties offered alternatives during the boom years to avert the current crisis. Free article

Loyalist decommissioning

2 July 2009

MOVES in the past week by unionist paramilitaries to decommission weapons are to be welcomed. Removing guns that have been used to kill over a thousand people is a step forward and a further indication that politics is working and that the Peace Process is very strongly embedded. Free article


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