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While thousands of young people are fleeing Ireland as the depression deepens, others who planned to return are stranded overseas. This is my story. Lehman Brothers collapsed the week we landed in Brussels. Two weeks later the Irish government signed a blank cheque guaranteeing the debts of Irish banks. It seemed interesting but incidental to… » read more

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For the kind strangers in Brussels, Frankfurt and Washington on whom Ireland now relies for funding, the upcoming general election comes with added interest. As political rhetoric ratchets upwards with promises to renegotiate the terms of the EU/IMF bailout, lenders of last resort are feeling a little underappreciated. Wannabe government ministers are promising to burn… » read more

Posted by Gary Finnegan

Welcome to the EurActiv/Blogactiv UK Election Live Blog. We’ll be keeping you up to date with major news, results and reaction as voters choose a new parliament. Refresh the page to view the latest version 16.00 As things stand, the ball is in Nick Clegg’s court. He is, despite not performing as he had hoped,… » read more

Posted by Gary Finnegan