Brussels and Washington are calling

Until recently, we could ignore the reports by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the Irish economy.

17th July, 2010

Until recently, we could ignore the reports by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the Irish economy.

They were fairly predictable, written in strangely convoluted English with a whiff of fiscal orthodoxy.

They also had a range of policy options which were generally ignored by the government.

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