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George Osborne has strong Irish roots and has been viewed as being consistently "helpful" to Ireland considering he is a British conservative.  Don't forget Irish/UK trade is huge and it is not in the UK's interest for the Irish economy to crash. The peace process is ongoing - as symbolised by the queens visit in a week or too. Huge numbers of Irish people live and work and vote in the UK. George Osborne has been a lot less sympathetic to Portugal/Greece.

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