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We can’t jeopardise this hard-won surplus

All public servants must help secure our recovery and lay the foundations for lasting growth

6th January, 2019
Nurses and midwives have been on the march for several years looking for better pay and conditions Rollingnews

A decade ago we lost our economic sovereignty, and our economy plunged into the deepest of crises. The clear lesson learned is that the choices we make as a country have consequences.

Thankfully, we have emerged from that crisis and today the Irish economy is performing strongly. Last week we recorded a modest surplus for last year; the first underlying surplus since 2006.

Increases in public spending in the years before the crisis hit resulted in...

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