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Syriza Member of Greek Parliament to Speak in Dublin on Thursday May 24 in Wynn’s Hotel, Abbey Street, 8pm – Supporting Campaign for a No Vote on the Austerity Treaty in the May 31 referendum

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The Irish Government’s Finance Minister Michael Noonan explains the crisis in Greece by guessing how much feta cheese Irish people buy each week.

Let Them Eat Greek Cheese

Defending these comments he said :

I’m trying to stop contagion. It’s one of my jobs as finance minister to protect the Irish economy.

According to a well-researched article on, Deputy Noonan has got that wrong too :


If you are in Dublin on May 24, come to the meeting addressed by the Syriza MP – we will publish more details as they become available.

International Viewpoint has published three contrasting articles called “What next for Greece?”

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