Here‘s an article I wrote for this month’s Business and Finance. After the excessive focus on the relatively unimportant issue of the €3.1 billion March 31 promissory note payment, it tries to focus on the bigger picture in relation to Ireland’s debt problems.
Here‘s a (slightly crankier than usual) piece I wrote for Business and Finance. (I didn’t supply the picture). The article echoes a point that my colleague, Colm McCarthy, has been making for some time. The Irish government’s insistence that all is fine and sure we’ll be returning to the bond market soon tends to undermine its bargaining position in relation to looking for relief on its debt burden from the European Union.