Is Ireland preparing its economy for the previous war?

Overall, the economy is in decent shape, but it’s clear we could be in for some tough challenges ahead

12th April, 2017
Finance Minister Michael Noonan. Pic: Getty

The turnaround story in the most obviously damaged parts of the Irish economy, over the last few years, has been impressive.

Remember when our banks - followed shortly by the state itself - had massive holes blown in them? Remember when the bond markets were too stormy for us to enter? Well, all those risks have receded, according to the draft Stability Programme Update published yesterday.

The Department of Finance found that risks emanating from...

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