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Bank of Ireland

Ireland takes first small steps on the long road to recovery

June 1, 2011

The chaos that ensued when the unprecedented economic mess that Ireland had found itself in has calmed, and the country's new government is beginning the unenviable task of repairing its financial system.

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Irish government hopes its bad bank will work

December 30, 2009

The Irish government has opted for a 'bad bank' to save the nation's finances by buying up bad loans. With some experts unconvinced this was the best solution, only time will tell if the gamble pays off. Writer Philippa Maister

A 'bad' solution for a battered economy?

June 4, 2009

As Ireland reels from its banking woes, a fierce debate is under way as to whether the government's 'bad bank' solution will be enough to open a route to recovery or whether widespread bank nationalisation is a more realistic option. Writer Philippa Maister

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