Ireland’s troubles are just beginning

posted by
February 27, 2011
Adam Smith Institute
by Sam Bowman  
Posted in Commentary

"Ireland goes to the polls today, although the headline result is already a foregone conclusion. The ever-so-slightly-centre-right Fine Gael -- think Edward Heath on a wet day -- will win a plurality of seats, or possibly a majority, and its leader Enda Kenny will become Taoiseach. What’s interesting is that for the first time in Irish history, Fine Gael might be able to form a government alone, without having to go into coalition with the Labour party. It’s not likely, but this could have implications for the Irish debt and the future of the eurozone." (02/25/11)  


Our Sponsors