Inside the Room

The Untold Story of Ireland's Crisis Government

By Eamon Gilmore

March 2011, in Ireland: Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore have just formed a coalition government between Fine Gael and Labour Party. Ireland's banks are broken, unemployment is heading toward half a million, the public finances are in serious deficit, international lenders rate Ireland as 'junk,' and the country is in an IMF bailout. As Tanaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) in the new Coalition, Eamon Gilmore was at the heart of every major economic decision taken during his term, and, as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, he was primarily responsible for restoring Ireland's international reputation and trade connections. In this extraordinary political memoir of those turbulent times, Eamon Gilmore writes frankly about the political price the Labour Party has paid for some of their choices. He reflects on the circumstances that led to his own resignation and assesses the prospects for Ireland's continued recovery, including the risks which could yet blow Ireland's and Europe's economies off course. *** Librarians: ebook available [Subject: Memoir, Irish Studies, Politics, Contemporary History]

Publication Date: 1/1/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781785370342

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