‘No government in peacetime can ride roughshod willy-nilly over citizens on issues of fundamental importance.” So Pat Rabbitte wrote in these pages last week. The counter to that is that it is the responsibility of the government to give leadership on issues of fundamental importance. Budget 2015 demonstrated a stark abdication of that responsibility.
When Fine Gael and Labour took office in March 2011, they inherited a four-year economic plan and the stewardship of...
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