Great front page in the Irish Examiner contrasts the plight of the Irish economy with the impending EU bailout, and subsequent loss of sovereignty, by re-writing the country's famous 1916 Proclamation of Independence and the Irish Republic as the "Proclamation of Dependence".
The original Proclamation of Independence begins: "IRISHMEN AND IRISHWOMEN: In the name of God and of the dead generations from which she receives her old tradition of nationhood, Ireland, through us, summons her children to her flag and strikes for her freedom."
The Examiner's "Proclamation of Dependence" begins:"IRISHMEN AND IRISHWOMEN: In the name of God how have we come to this? And in the name of the dead generations from which she received her old tradition of nationhood,Ireland, through our new masters at the European Central Bank summons her children to her financial sovereign funeral."
- Via Peter Sands blog. Peter says the Examiner front page is "a reminder how effective print journalism can be".