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# Namageddon

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# Rude
Lenihan subjected to chimp noises by Citigroup investors
Citi investors heckle, jeer and make chimp noises during conference call with Finance Minister Brian Lenihan.
# Roman Abramovich
Billionaire Chelsea owner threatens to sue Irish government
Roman Abramovich’s investment vehicle holds subordinated bonds in Irish Nationwide – and wants its money back.
# Olli Rehn
Ireland's era of low tax is over, says commissioner
Olli Rehn, the man behind the four-year budget strategy, says it is inevitable that the ‘low tax’ policy must end.
# Business Insider
Don't forget the real reason that Ireland is so terrifying for Europe
Ireland was first the undertake aggressive action to bolster its banks and get public spending under control.
# Black Thursday
The world reacts to Ireland's Black Thursday
International commentators invoke a raft of dire imagery – from bodies flung off skyscrapers to a children’s story book – to describe the economy’s downward trajectory.
# Black Thursday
Black Thursday: home reaction
The national newspapers react to the cost of the banking bailout.
# Bond Markets
Insuring against Irish debt gets expensive post-Anglo
Despite the “final announcement”, markets still think there’s more than half a chance that Anglo will default…
Taoiseach says tax hikes likely in 2011 Budget
In a lunchtime interview, Brian Cowen says “revenue raising” will have to be part of a new, harsher-than-planned Budget.
# Black Thursday
How the rest of the world is reacting to Namageddon
International reaction to news of the €40 billion bank bailout – and the news that Ireland will now boast the largest deficit ever recorded in an EU state.
# Black Thursday
Government prepares to take majority stake in AIB as top management departs
Major shake-up at the bank which is to be effectively nationalised.
# Black Thursday
Ireland wakes up to the news that Anglo could cost €34.3 billion
Central Bank says Anglo bailout should cost €29.3 billion – but could run to €34.3 billion.
# Namageddon
So... what would happen if the IMF stepped in?
Is the IMF really an all-consuming monster? Check out what an IMF bailout would really mean.
# Namageddon
Do we need the IMF? Here's what the world thinks
The BBC says we’re “hideously and perilously” close to Armageddon.