Comment: Charting a positive course forward for the economy

In economic management, confidence matters. So the announcement last week of an October budget was entitled to at least two cheers.

6th September, 2008

In economic management, confidence matters. So the announcement last week of an October budget was entitled to at least two cheers.

After months of denial and blaming someone else, the government at last seems to have woken up to the scale of the economic difficulties that we now confront.

This signal of intent, however, was short-lived. Only the following morning, the Tanaiste’s hints about a support package for first-time buyers in the budget did untold...

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