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Irish writers on national shame and anger over bailout

Surveying the state of their economy and the humiliation of IMF and European Union officials negotiating the terms of a bail out in Dublin, an Irish Times editorial asked last week, "Was it for this (that) the men of 1916 died for?"

Irish writers Edna O'Brien and Ruth Dudley Edwards join Newsnight's Gavin Esler to discuss Irish reaction to the bailout, and what it means for Irish identity in the 21st Century.

Broadcast on Friday 19 November 2010.


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