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A vigorous investigation of the relations and cash flows between FF ministers and TDs in the years leading up to the infamous government guarantee of the Irish bank's bad bets will almost certainly turn up some legal violations. This can be the basis for repudiation of the debt as odious debt. Then all obligations that flowed from that source would be up for renegotiation on terms much more favorable to Ireland.
The German people don't want to "bail out" peripheral nations even when it was recklessness and bad behavior by German banks that led to the debt. The Irish should be similarly adamant that they will not bail out German or British banks for making bad loans to Irish banks believing (correctly) that they would be bailed out by the Irish Government and people when the loans went bad.
As the Dutch said while fighting the Spanish: "It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere." (But it helps!)
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