Saturday July 11, 2020

John Moran: Future-proofing Ireland

In the first of a three part series, the former secretary general of the Department of Finance, argues Ireland needs to urgently address its underlying structural problems

27th November, 2016
John Moran's hope for the future

Writing in this newspaper two weeks ago, I called for a long-range plan to debate competing spending priorities for Ireland.

This was against the backdrop of demands for faster pay ‘restoration’ from public sector unions which want to return to what were unsustainable 2008 pay levels.

We are now on the cusp of a real debate. That we are hearing from more interested parties is to be welcomed, as this affects us all. Our...

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