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U2 Save Ireland From The IMF

by | 18th, January 2011

IF only all Irish taxpayers could be like Bono? When he and the rest of U2 moved their publishing arm to the Netherlands in 2006 after the Government capped tax-free earnings for artists at €250,000, there was much weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth. But then we realised that the Irish Government had no fecking clue how to spend taxpayers’ money and would most likely have spent the U2 harvest on art, Bernie Madoff T-shirts and cake.

U2 keps their cash. And they can no invest 5 million Euros of it in a pilot scheme ensure 10,000 Irish youngsters learn music.

With any luck all the youngster will be able to earn enough to afford a one-way ticket to Holland, land of opportunity…

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