After the bail out: Two parties in search of a story

The coalition needs a new narrative to put before voters for the post-bailout era, but it's struggling to come up with one, writes Pat Leahy.

10th November, 2013

Since the government took office in early 2011, its priority has been to exit the bailout, say goodbye to the troika and regain Ireland's economic sovereignty.

It is now on the verge of achieving this, seemingly without the need for a transitionary arrangements or precautionary lines of credit. With one bold leap, Ireland will, in the words of Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, be given back her purse. It will be the most significant moment in...

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