Matt Yglesias hace un excelente punto sobre las acusaciones de irresponsabilidad que le hace la prensa alemana a los irlandeses:
[…] the German press seems to be creating a bit of a dream world in which “irresponsible” Irish business activity is to be contrasted with “prudent” German business activity, and Germans are properly resentful in a nationalistic way about being asked to “bail-out” said Irish. In reality, the Irish government is in crisis because Ireland’s banks are in crisis. Ireland’s banks are in crisis because they invested too much money in property ventures that have gone bust—that’s irresponsible. But the nature of the crisis is that Irish banks owe a lot of money to various creditors, a great many of whom are French and German banks. Which is just to say that French and German banks made, through the intermediary of the Irish banking system, a bunch of irresponsible investments in Irish real state. That’s the exact same thing as what the Irish banks did.
En efecto, los irlandeses están asumiendo la deuda de los préstamos de emergencia de Alemania y el Reino Unido es para salvar a los bancos alemanes e ingleses.