The perils of prematurely celebrating economic success

1st December, 2014

Never will be there be a group of politicians happier to see the arrival of Christmas than the members of Enda Kenny’s government. They hope that the multi-week national shutdown will lead voters to put concerns over water charges to the back of their minds. Come the New Year, the effects of time and of its package of concessions announced last week will – the government prays – lead to gradual de-escalation of the political...

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