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In pictures: The bailout, as it happened

On 21 November 2010 it was confirmed that Ireland was to seek international help in dealing with the economic crisis
Nov 21st 2011, 7:49 AM 2,039 5

ON THE EVENING of 21 November 2010 Brian Cowen and Brian Lenihan presided over a hastily convened press conference after the late finance minister had confirmed that Ireland had asked for the EU and the IMF for a bailout.

The IMF had begun formal talks with the government a few days earlier over the shape of the package needed by Ireland, and there were warnings of job losses and pay cuts as a result of the bailout.

On 28 November a bailout deal was reached between Ireland, the EU, the IMF and the ECB. Here’s a look back at some images of that extraordinary time…

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