Ireland told: Take EU bailout or trigger crisis

(THE GUARDIAN) — An increasingly isolated Irish government was coming under mounting pressure tonight to seek an EU or International Monetary Fund bailout within 24 hours amid fears that contagion from its crippled banking sector might spread through the weaker eurozone countries.

Portugal, Spain, the European central bank and opposition parties urged Brian Cowen’s coalition government to remove the threat of a second crisis in six months by putting a firewall between Ireland and its 15 partners in the single currency.

via Ireland told: Take EU bailout or trigger crisis | Business | The Guardian.

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