‘Conned’: a German view of Ireland

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Last week, the German newspaper ‘Süddeutsche Zeitung’ published an article about the ‘conning’ of Ireland – over several decades – by its political masters.

Süddeutsche Zeitung vom 29.06.2013 / Ressort: Die Seite Drei


Dublin – Wer verstehen will, warum Irland sehr reich werden könnte, aber vermutlich doch eher arm bleiben wird, muss die Geschichte von Ray Burke kennen. In Irland ist Ray Burke beinahe so bekannt wie James Joyce, Samuel Beckett oder der U2-Sänger Bono, der sonnenbebrillt stets aussieht wie eine dickliche Fliege. Allerdings denken die Menschen in Irland nicht gern an Ray Burke. Schließlich hat er ihre Zukunft verkauft.    Irland steckt in einer nicht enden wollenden Krise, was daran liegt, dass eine gigantische Spekulationsblase geplatzt ist. Die Banken, allen voran die Anglo Irish Bank, hatten unablässig neues Geld in den bereits  …

By Christian Zaschke

Anyone who wants to understand why Ireland could be so rich yet will probably remain poor should learn about Ray Burke.

In Ireland, Ray Burke

Ray Burk

is almost as well known as James Joyce, Samuel Beckett or the U2 singer Bono who, in his sunglasses, always looks like a pudgy fly. People in…

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