Government must now do its duty

Public sector leadership will come under increased pressure and intimidation to retain the bloated structures and handouts that have got us into an economic mess

18th July, 2009

Saving Ireland from economic bankruptcy is the crisis mission. It has two phases. The first has commenced. It involves major tax hikes to bridge a yawning gap between revenue and expenditure. This is the crude desperation measure that governments grasp in order to avoid economic disaster.

It is a wise first move in an emergency and signals to the global community that Ireland is no longer in denial and is prepared to take strong measures...

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