We must generate public consensus on key policies

From the birth of our nation, we were obsessed with self-sufficiency. But now, as an open economy, we must embrace a future of increased possibilities

17th February, 2019

In political economy terms, Ireland is small, advanced and open. Our population is small, but growing. We have a high per capita income level, export diversification and a high degree of integration into the global financial system.

And as a member of the largest integrated single market in the world, we welcome the flow of people, capital, goods and services across our borders. Indeed it was the pivot from the self-sufficiency that characterised our economic...

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