John Moran: Futureproofing Ireland Part Two
In the second of a three-part series, former Department of Finance chief John Moran says the government needs to demonstrate vision by pumping money into housing and capital investment – even if it’s unpopular
In the first part of this series, I identified two sets of problems for Ireland: legacy problems, like overstretched hospital services, homelessness and over-indebtedness, dominating the public debate and much more important underlying structural problems. The latter require a longer range comprehensive plan. Otherwise, we play a never-ending game of catch up, with not enough money to alleviate the short term problems to anyone’s satisfaction.
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