POLITICS IRELAND

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Costs: FREE!!
URL: http://polireland.uuuq.com/forum/index.php [ dead link ]
Type: Politics, Historical, Roleplaying
Last-Update: 2009Apr25
Keywords: free, open-ended, www, human, historical, rpg

Description

IT HAS RESTARTED!!!

The 1980s in the Republic of Ireland was one of the state's bleakest times. An extremely irresponsible budget by the majority Fianna Fáil government in 1977, which included abolition of car tax and borrowing to fund current spending, combined with some global economic problems to ruin the Irish economy for most of the 1980s, causing high unemployment and mass emigration.

The country was also stuck with massive borrowing and tax rates as high as 60% (with one Fine Gael finance minister suggesting people were not being taxed enough). After joining the ERM in 1979, Ireland was also saddled for much of the 1980s with an overvalued currency, which wasn't rectified until the 1986 devaluation. Much of the capital borrowed in the 1980s went towards propping up this overvalued currency. Foreign investment, in the form of risk capital, was discouraged by all the evident difficulties.

Can you make a difference? Can you help steer Eire into the prosperity that would become the Celtic Tiger?

      


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