Gabriel O'Malley

2 November 2011

It is hard to settle on the precise moment the Irish hit rock bottom. Still, November 18, 2010—the day twelve men and women from the International Monetary Fund showed up in Dublin to address the Irish mess—stands out. Until that time, for all of the financial and emotional pain the crisis had caused, and all of the international concern it had engendered, the problem had been Ireland’s to solve. More…