Bono: ‘The Irish people bailed the Irish people out’


U2 singer Bono has rejected the idea that the Troika bailed out Ireland.

He has told the summit of the European People's Party in Dublin that Ireland's economy is recovering mostly because of sacrifice by Irish people.

He also warned Europe that it needs to be more neighbourly with member states coming together to take care of each other's interests.

The rock star then had harsh words for people praising the Troika's role in Ireland.

“I want to give an enormous shout-out, the biggest shout-out I have in my heart to the Irish people.

“We’re a coming through, I’d love to say it was the Troika, but I think frankly it was despite the Troika. The way we see it, the Irish people bailed the Irish people out,” said Bono.

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