Lucinda Creighton: Ireland is asleep at the wheel as the EU single market is being undone

The Irish government is alarmingly silent even though we face being hardest hit by the European Commission move to undo the framework that creates a level playing field by prohibiting subsidies to industry across Europe

Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission president: committed to prioritise the further loosening of state aid rules in early 2023. Picture: Getty

The European Commission has set about undoing a European economy based on fairness and equal opportunity which has taken almost 30 years to develop. By loosening the EU’s unique competition framework, the commission is set to undermine the level playing field that has achieved economic prosperity for European citizens.

What is most remarkable is the fact that this deconstruction effort is barely met with comment, let alone any concerted opposition. The Irish government is alarmingly ...