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    Time for Good Ireland to tell Bad Ireland to split - The Irish Times - Fri, Sep 24, 2010

    “Good” Ireland would retain most of the national territory, including islands and seas; all working parts of the economy; success in the arts and sport; a reputation for friendliness; any remaining tours of Riverdance , etc. “Bad” Ireland (BI) would take over the mess left by the construction bubble. In this respect, BI wouldn’t be so much a country – at least initially – as an asset company with impaired loans.

    Its vast debts thus moved “off-balance-sheet”, Good Ireland would (one hopes) soon recover a triple-A credit rating and be borrowing money again at under 3 per cent, like the Germans. Bad Ireland, meanwhile, could test the thesis – popular among some economists – that markets have short memories, and that having failed to reward us for being virtuous, they might equally fail to punish us for defaulting.

    This is a radical proposal: untried at national level anywhere. So in breaking new ground, there would be many big questions to answer.
    It could be quite genios... think of the emotional reunification in 50 years...
    FF could run BI and someone with a mandate and the will of the people can run GI.

    Many is the true word said in jest.
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    Pravda economics.

    Thankfully it won't be long before the Irish Times also kicks the bucket. A pimple that needs removing from Irish society.
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    I certainly liked the idea of the new symbol, a Harp with all the strings broken. If it could be packaged into a brown envelope, it would describe the Ireland of the 21st century perfectly.

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    I actually wondered if we could sell a county to a bizillionaire or corporation would that sort us out. Think about it, let's say Louth. You sell Louth. It becomes a separate State, like Monaco is to France. It sets it's own tax laws (becomes tax haven) and morality laws (drugs/casinos/prostitution legal leading to a flourishing tourism boom for Dublin airport). As well paying an initial price to Ireland of say €50 Billion, it would also pay Ireland a tax or rent per year.

    Seriously, who'd miss Louth?
    "A govt big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have" Thomas Jefferson

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    I think we should just switch on our Euro printing machines and flood the market with Billions of Irish Euro`s.

    Who would know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeDroit View Post
    Seriously, who'd miss Louth?
    Great. Carlingford Lough the Irish version of Monaco's Hercule harbour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefighter View Post
    Great. Carlingford Lough the Irish version of Monaco's Hercule harbour.
    Bonjour ye hooer!
    "A govt big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have" Thomas Jefferson

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    I've done it already I am as you might say good Ireland , no debt, my own gold reserve. Life is pretty sweet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylan2010 View Post
    I've done it already I am as you might say good Ireland , no debt, my own gold reserve. Life is pretty sweet
    All you need now is a basement, a shotgun and canned food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefighter View Post
    All you need now is a basement, a shotgun and canned food.
    Coz lennies commin' and hes a hungry for his pension pot....
    ANGER IS A POLICY, GET OFF YOUR KNEES

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