The misery of a Ryanair flight is a common tie that binds

A few years ago I was at a wedding in Dublin – an Irish bride and her new English husband. We were all warned to be on our best behaviour. The English family were strangers – and silent, socially awkward strangers at that. The two families had little in common. The...

Its not a fiscal union, its a fiscal straightjacket

Don’t piss down my back and tell me it’s raining.” This line from The Outlaw Josey Wales, the western, is self-explanatory. In contending that the Fiscal Treaty will solve our dilemma, the European Commission and European Central Bank are pissing down Ireland’s back...