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Day Three of Irish Cables in Irish Independent

June 3, 2011

Irish Independent

Wikileaks Irish Cables, Day Three
Thursday, 2 June 2011


Front Page

“Revealed: total chaos in coalition as economy collapsed” – Shane Doran and Brendan Keenan
“Aid worker Sharon ‘left to endure two extra months of kidnap hell'” – Shane Phelan


Pages 24-25
“Revealed: total chaos in coalition as economy collapsed” – Shane Doran and Brendan Keenan (cont’d)
“OECD criticised last coalition over delay in tackling bribery” – Shane Phelan
“Embassy feared FF, Greens ‘not up to task'” – Shane Phelan
“US companies uneasy over awarding of state contracts” – Shane Doran and Brendan Keenan
“Top aide tried to calm tax break concerns” – Shane Phelan


Pages 26-27

“US told NAMA discounts to hit 50pc but official line was 30pc” – Brendan Keenan and Shane Phelan
“Officials continued to insist banks were safe” – Shane Phelan
“Top diplomat bemusd by ‘turned the corner’ speech'” Shane Phelan
“Breakdown in social partnership ‘a risk to investors'” – Shane Phelan
“Fianna Fail hits out at ‘cynical’ Gilmore” – Fionnan Sheehan


Pages 28-29
“Trade deal moving jobs to North sealed with ‘wink and nod'” – Adrian Rutherford
“Eircom was ‘Luddite’ in attitude to technology” – Shane Phelan
“Chinese wouldn’t discuss reforms” – Brendan Keenan and Shane Phelan
“Blueprint for recovery that was adopted by Haughey had been spurned by FitzGerald” – Brendan Keenan
“French and German firms ‘notorious tax avoiders'” – Shane Phelan
“Sarkozy tax threat ‘hit a nerve’ with McCreevy” – Brendan Keenan


Pages 30-31
“North’s civil service unfit for purpose, say advisers” – Adrian Rutherford and Shane Phelan
“Robinson’s struggles with ‘bigots’ in unionism” – Adrian Rutherford
“British claimed DUP leader was ‘hanged by a thread'” – Adrian Rutherford
“Sudan blocked ransom that could have ended Sharon’s kidnap terror weeks earlier” – Shane Phelan


Page 32
“Leaked cables reveal foolish optimism prior to almighty crash” – Brendan Keenan

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