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Ahern, Dermot, the Justice Minister, not Ahern, Bertie, the former Prime Minister.

Here's another account:

FT Deutschland picked up a story, according to which the Irish justice minister Dermot Ahern blamed the ECB for pushing in Ireland into a decision to apply for a bailout, without having the opportunity to make a proper evaluation of the process. (The way he phrased it suggests that he thought the action not merely politically unacceptable, but also legally doubtful.)

Keynesianism is intellectually hard, as evidenced by the inability of many trained economists to get it - Paul Krugman
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Feb 6th, 2011 at 12:50:54 PM EST
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