Tuesday December 10, 2019

Jack Horgan-Jones: 'McHale's advice has been ignored - but IFAC is not afraid to bare its teeth'

Even if the government refuses listen, having this kind of analysis in the public domain is vital

30th November, 2016
Chair of IFAC John McHale, at the ESRI building Pic: RollingNews.ie

John McHale has had a rough time of it since being appointed chair of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council.

Time and again, he has cautioned against the government’s expansionary fiscal stance - its plans to spend more money - only to see his advice politely acknowledged by Merrion Street, and then less politely ignored.

McHale announced in the autumn that he will not seek to be reappointed as chair of IFAC for a...

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