Comments on: Why Ireland is bailing out foreign banks A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 By: Christofurio Tue, 28 Sep 2010 13:31:09 +0000 An old joke, with a new ending.

Q. What’s the richest country in the world?
A. Ireland.
Q. Why?
A. Because its capital is dublin’ every day!
Q. So’s its debt.

By: BarryKelly Mon, 27 Sep 2010 17:32:19 +0000 It’s ok in the medium term, I guess; those of us able to make an easy living elsewhere just leave the country, and wonder why the pitchforks aren’t out on the streets from afar. Sucks for the people left behind, though.

By: walt9316 Mon, 27 Sep 2010 16:40:40 +0000 Where is Ireland getting the money to bail out those foreign lenders? In US it is future taxpayers. Will this actually work out in a world of rising population and increased energy prices?

We have tried extend and pretend since about 1998 (or 1976) and it hasn’t been working out.